April 19-29, 2018

Synopsis

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, French master Jean Renoir’s 20th film is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners, in which a weekend at a country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films

The film will be presented by Fernando Pardo, Instructor of French at Salem College and Wake Forest University, whose field of specialization during his studies at the Sorbonne included both Albert Camus and French Cinema. Pardo recently hosted a three-film introduction to French Cinema for a/perture cinema’s Looking @ Art Cinema series, which included Renoir’s Grand Illusion.

Screenings