Pleasures & Loves Via Max Ophuls at the Miami Beach Cinematheque 2/19/09

19 THU 8:30pm
“PLEASURES & LOVES Via Max OPHÜLS”
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
NEWLY RESTORED IN 2008!
Le Plaisir (Pleasure)
(France/1952)
“But my friend, happiness is not a joyful thing”.
With Claude Dauphin, Jean Gabin, Simone Simon, Danielle Darrieux
Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud

Next subject in Ophüls’ beautifully cinematic cannon of examination is that of pleasure, and its close affair with love. The film’s trio structure of three separate stories are filmed with sweeping grandeur, with a typical Ophüls wink of the eye. (but not in a Sarah Palin kind of way). First stop is Pleasure and YOUTH: (a man’s attempt to hide his age as he courts the ladies); then comes Pleasure and PURITY: (a brothel Madame’s attempt to bring balance into her girl’s lives by bringing them to her niece’s communion in the country); and finally Pleasure and DEATH: (a painter’s tragic love affair with his model). Who said pleasure was not multifaceted, very personal, and yes, complicated?
In French with English subtitles.
With FRENCH WINE TASTING included in your ticket!
. . .at CAVAS Wines, after the film!
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