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The Bakers Wife @ Robert Classic French Film Festival
Brown Hall
St. Louis, MO
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The Bakers Wife @ Robert Classic French Film Festival
Marcel Pagnol, 1938, 133 min., B&W, new restoration, DCP projection source

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright-turned-auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy of Marius, Fanny, and César) shines through in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy. Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the directors abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Bakers Wife is at once wonderfully droll and piercingly perceptive in its nuanced treatment of the complexities of human relationships.

Orson Welles heralded Raimu as the greatest actor who ever lived, and his lavish admiration also extended to The Bakers Wife, which he described as a perfect film. Time Out London calls the film flagrantly unfashionable, but bursting with bucolic vigour and sly satirical wit and describes Raimu as a French clown sans pareil. Admirers of J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye also should take note: Holden Caulfield, though generally disdainful of movies, took sistThe warmth and wit of celebrated playwright-turned-auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy of Marius, Fanny, and César) shines through in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy. Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the directors abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Bakers Wife is at once wonderfully droll and piercingly perceptive in its nuanced treatment of the complexities of human relationships.r Phoebe, a discerning film fan, to see The Bakers Wife and she found it hysterical.

With an introduction and post-film discussion by Lionel Cuillé, the Jane and Bruce Robert professor of French and Francophone studies at Webster University.

Sponsored by Centre Francophone

Location

Brown Hall (View)
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States


Categories

Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Owner: Cinema St. Louis
On BPT Since: Mar 14, 2011
 
Cliff Froehlich
314.289.4151
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