During World War I, Marthe (Micheline Presle) falls in love with a much younger man (Gérard Philipe) while her husband is at the Front. They begin an extramarital affair, regardless of other people’s opinion and potentially tragic consequences. Based on Raymond Radiguet’s novel, the film created a scandal when released in post-war France and offered Micheline Presle one of her best roles.
The screening on 23 Apr will be followed by a Q&A with Ginette Vincendeau and Paul Ryan
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