<i>That Night in Varennes</i>. 1982. France/Italy. Directed by Ettore Scola
  • That Night in Varennes

    1982. France/Italy. Ettore Scola. 150 min.

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • That Night in Varennes

    1982. France/Italy. Directed by Ettore Scola. With Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel. Based on the novel by Catherine Rihoit, this sole collaboration between Ferretti and Scola is a fanciful recounting of a fictional meeting between storied royalty (Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette), novelists (Thomas Paine and Restif de la Bretonne), and romantics (Cassanova) during the French Revolution. Ferretti creates a sumptuous authenticity of time and place that evokes the iconic landscapes of provincial France and the banks of the Seine. In point of fact, save for two weeks in Paris, the film was actually shot in the Italian countryside and on sets built in Cinecittà studios. In French, Italian; English subtitles. 150 min.

In the Film exhibition Dante Ferretti: Designing for the Big Screen

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