Sun 20 Jan

Le Blé en herbe

Cert. tbc


The Game of Love

106 mins

in French with EN subs

FR | 1954 | dir. Claude Autant-Lara, with Edwige Feullières, Nicole Berger, Jean-Michel Beck

Based on the eponymous novel by Colette, Le Blé en herbe recounts the story of Phil and Vinca, two childhood friends who spend all their holidays together by the sea. Though aged only 16, Phil meets a ‘woman in white’ who is much older than him and he becomes her lover. Then, in turn, he introduces Vinca to sexual love.. Moral constraints are thrown off in the search for pleasure without shame…

Followed by a discussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino)

The film will be screened on a rare 16mm print

See also Colette


25 and Under, cinema for £5

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