Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made and has been recently restored to all its cinematic glory.
Part of the WWI Centenary. Programmed in conjunction with the Dept. of French and Italian’s international colloquium, "Specters of the Great War: France, Italy, and the Great War," May 15-17.
Jean Renoir’s funny, heart-wrenching and profound anti-war masterpiece was thought lost forever when the Nazis seized the camera negative in 1940-occupied France. After all, Joseph Goebbels had declared it “cinema enemy number one.” Returned two decades later, the film underwent a 4K digital restoration in 2011. This celebration of the brotherhood of man, across class and frontiers—as well as the first foreign film to earn a Best Picture nod—has been universally hailed as one of the world’s great films. D: Jean Renoir, France, 1937, 114m
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