Jean Renoir Birthday Celebration

Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Includes the following films:

  • A Day in the Country

    1936. France. Written and directed by Jean Renoir. Based on the story by Guy de Maupassant. With Sylvia Bataille, Georges D’Arnoux, Jeanne Marken, Jacques Borel, Renoir. The film was never finished as planned, but the existing version is an exquisite gem of delirious Romanticism. In French; English subtitles. 45 min.

  • Boudu Saved from Drowning

    1932. France. Directed by Jean Renoir. With Michel Simon, Charles Granval, Marcelle le Hainia, Severine Lerczinska. With its long takes and real locations, this proved to be a model for the French New Wave a quarter-century later. Simon gives a bravura comic performance as a tramp with no respect for the trappings of civilization. In French; English subtitles. 85 min.

Jean Renoir, born on September 15, 1894, had, in the 1930s, one of the greatest decades in directorial history.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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