Sun 11 Jul

Time Regained

Cert. 15


Homage to Marcel Proust

Le Temps retrouvé, d’après l’œuvre de Marcel Proust

162 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA/ITA/POR | 1999 | dir. Raúl Ruiz, with Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Marcello Mazzarella, John Malkovich, Marie-France Pisier, Vincent Perez

‘Ruiz succeeds because his movie is something of a search for Proust’s own search’ – J. Hoberman, The New York Times

Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation—an attempt to condense all of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time into a single feature, using the seven-part novel’s last instalment as a kind of frame—is also one of his lushest, most transporting reflections on the power of films to seize and preserve moments of time. Beyond the consistent presence of Proust’s narrator, Marcel (Mazzarella), the film is dominated by entrancing, sometimes tragic figures that seem to drift in and out of the field of view: Catherine Deneuve as the stately former courtesan Odette de Crecy; Emmanuelle Béart as Marcel’s young love Gilberte; John Malkovich as the closeted, mysterious Baron de Charlus…

Sun 11 July 2pm

New restoration courtesy of Le Petit Bureau with support from the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC, France)

As part of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Marcel Proust

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