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PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE aka A Day in the Country (1936)
February 22 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE aka A Day in the Country d. Jean Renoir, 1936 at Ealing Town Hall (22 FEB 19:30).
PARTIE DE CAMPAGNE aka A Day in the Country, 1936, directed by Jean Renoir, starring Sylvia Bataille, Georges D’Arnoux, Jane Marken, Andre Gabriello, Jacques B. Brunius.
In the Belle Epoque era, a Parisian family spends a summer afternoon in the countryside, where they meet locals at an inn, go boating and fishing, and romance blossoms. Years later, they come across the same idyllic spot again. Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant, Jean Renoir filmed this during the artistic period of poetic realism, before he made ‘La Grande Illusion’ and ‘The Rules of the Game’. Lauded as a lyrical tribute to nature, “a joyous celebration of life, love, and the human condition,” and “witty and sensuous, it’s pure magic.”
Sight & Sound polls have voted it among the greatest films of all time.
Also screening as a ‘meet the filmmaker event’, some short films by Louis Holder, University of Westminster Film Club.