Sun 19 May

Ruy Blas

Cert. U

Classics

French Classics

93 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA/ITA | 1947 | dir. Pierre Billon, with Danielle Darrieux, Jean Marais, Marcel Herrand

In this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s drama, starring Danielle Darrieux and Jean Marais, Don Salluste’s devilish plots for revenge on the Queen, who has exiled him from court, are put to the test when the loyalty of his pawn Ruy Blas shifts. A servant he has introduced to the court as a nobleman, whose wits and looks soon attract favours and affection from the Queen, Ruy Blas is soon appointed as Prime Minister. When the masquerade is revealed, tragedy ensues.

As part of Beyond Words Festival

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