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Jean Renoir in Color!

August 09
through
September 01

Where George Gund Building , Aitken Auditorium

Jean Renoir in Color!

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The new art house hit Renoir has sparked renewed interest not only in French Impressionist painter Pierre-August Renoir, but also in his son, master filmmaker Jean Renoir. Jean is well known for such 1930s b&w classics as Grand Illusion and Rules of the Game. But in the 1950s he started working in color, and in this short series we present four of his greatest color works, one of which plays explicit tribute to his father and the impressionist era.

Admission to each film is $9; Cinematheque members $7; age 25 & under $6. For more information, call 216.421.7450 or visit www.cia.edu/cinematheque.

Film Schedule

Friday, August 9, at 7:10pm &
Saturday, August 10, at 5:00pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
THE RIVER
France/India/USA, 1951, Jean Renoir
A teenage British girl living with her upper middle class family in colonial India experiences the pangs of first love. Jean Renoir's exotic, lyrical, and deeply moving drama partially inspired Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. Claude Renoir, nephew of the director and grandson of the painter, did the exquisite Technicolor cinematography. A young Satyajit Ray also worked on the film. From a Rumer Godden novel. In English. 35mm. 99 min.

Friday, August 16, at 7:30pm &
Saturday, August 17, at 5:15pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
THE GOLDEN COACH
LE CARROSSE D’OR
France/Italy, 1952, Jean Renoir
The theatre vies with life in Jean Renoir’s colorful romance set in 18th-century South America, about a touring commedia dell’arte star (Anna Magnani) who is wooed by three different men—a bullfighter, a soldier, and a viceroy. Cinematography by Claude Renoir. François Truffaut loved this film so much that he named his production company after it. In English. 35mm. 100 min.

Saturday, August 24, at 5:15pm &
Sunday, August 25, at 6:30pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
FRENCH CANCAN
France, 1954, Jean Renoir
The founding of Paris’ Moulin Rouge cabaret and the training of its famous dancing girls are brought to exuberant life in Jean Renoir’s colorful extravaganza that conjures up the world of the French impressionists. Jean Gabin, Maria Félix, and Edith Piaf star. Subtitles. 35mm. 102 min.

Saturday, August 31, at 5:15pm &
Sunday, September 1, at 4:15pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
ELÉNA AND HER MEN
ELÉNA ET LES HOMMES
aka PARIS DOES STRANGE THINGS
France/Italy, 1956, Jean Renoir
Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, and Mel Ferrer star in this colorful bauble set in 1880s Paris, about a radiant but impoverished Polish princess who must choose a husband from her many admirers. Cinematography by Claude Renoir. Subtitles. 35mm. 95 min

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