*La tendre ennemie.* 1936. France. Directed by Max Ophuls. Courtesy of Collection Musée Gaumont

La tendre ennemie. 1936. France. Directed by Max Ophüls. Screenplay by Ophüls, Curt Alexander, based on the novel by André-Paul Antoine. With Simone Berriau, Catherine Fonteney, Laure Diana. 69 min.

This rarely seen curiosity finds Ophüls experimenting with a highly stylized operetta style. As a calculating woman (Berriau) prepares to marry off her daughter (Fontenay) for money, the ghosts of her unhappy husband and less happy lover conspire to save the younger woman from a loveless future.

  1. Thursday, August 4, 2016,
    6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, August 1, 2016,
    6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde.