FEB 08 SUN 8pm:
The debut of:
â€œPLEASURES & LOVES Via Max OPHÃœLSâ€
Ah. . .Paris in the 1950s. Or any decade for that matter. There is no city more romantic. And capturing pleasures and loves in Paris is what no director did better in the 1950’s as Max OphÃ¼ls, not a Frenchman at all, but born in SaarbrÃ¼cken, Germany. His most famous â€œmature periodâ€ work after a decade in Hollywood, with its lyrical, magical display of sweeping black and white and finally color tracking shot cinematography, and stunning monumental production design, which seems to caress the characters that inhabit within, is best displayed in the trio of films at MBC this month: the beautifully restored versions of La Ronde, Le Plaisir, and Lola MontÃ¨s. He was an icon of romance with a twist, and his films are now finally â€œmounted on canvasâ€ properly again, in newly restored versions, half a century after his untimely death in 1957.
â€œEveryone in the world has two fatherlands: his own and Parisâ€- Max OphÃ¼ls
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
NEWLY RESTORED IN 2008!
La Ronde (Roundabout)
â€œA Wonderful Merry-Go-Round of Love With Eleven Starsâ€
With Simone Signoret, Anton Walbrook, Serge Regianni, Simone Simon,
Daniel GÃ©lin, Danielle Darrieux, Jean-Louis Barrault, GÃ©rard Phillippe
Literally speaking, La Ronde is a ride in an amusement park. Colloquially, it can also apply to a dance, where the couples, well, they spin around. OphÃ¼ls’ film is based on a play of the same name, which was about class and the spreading of syphilis through a series of â€œrencontres sexuellesâ€. OphÃ¼ls drops the disease, and most of the class issues in his interpretation of the work. Instead he opts to examine the intricacies, and the false-shallowness of relationships. In his world, even what may seem to be the most meaningless sexual encounter leaves a mark on those involved, and in a sense everyone else they touch. â€“Cinematical
In French with English subtitles.
WINNER: â€œBest Film From Any Sourceâ€ BAFTA Awards
With FRENCH WINE TASTING included in your ticket!
. . .at CAVAS Wines, after the film!
For tickets click HERE