An Evening with Pascale Ferran
Introduced by Ferran
Monday, January 28, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following film:
2006. France/Belgium. Directed by Pascale Ferran. Screenplay by Ferran, Roger Bohbot, Pierre Trividic, based on D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. With Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot. Ferran's adaptation of John Thomas and Lady Jane, the remarkably different second version of Lawrence's celebrated and notorious novel, is cinema at its most sensuous, tactile, and intelligent. In depicting the erotic affair between an English aristocrat and a gamekeeper, Ferran observes, "Even more than in the final version, the story is literally overrun by vegetation. And the plant kingdom doesn't come in simply as a metaphor for the life force that brings the two protagonists together, but accompanies them constantly during their transformation. To me, that's the most beautiful thing: the story of a love that is one with the material experience of transformation." Lady Chatterley also screens on February 7, with no filmmaker introduction. In French; English subtitles. 168 min.