Elena et les hommes (Paris Does Strange Things). 1956. France. Directed by Jean Renoir. In French; English subtitles. 95 min.
Screenplay by Renoir, Jean Serge. With Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer, Juliette Greco. Jean Renoir conceived this Belle Epoque romantic fantasy as a gift to the actress, whom he had long admired. Bergman rises to the occasion with a delightful performance as an impoverished Polish countess who brings good fortune to all the men she loves—inconveniently including both a politically ambitious French general (Jean Marais) and a carefree aristocrat (Mel Ferrer). Bergman performs in French, adding a fourth language to her repertoire. Digital restoration by Gaumont. Courtesy Janus Films. Selected by Isabella Rossellini.
Sunday, September 6, 2015,2:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Monday, August 31, 2015,7:30 p.m.Introduced by Isabella RosselliniThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1