Bertrand Tavernier’s second film after The Watchmaker of St Paul, this classic starring three of France’s grands hommes of comedy: Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort and Jean-Pierre Marielle, won César Awards for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Writing and Best Production Design.
Spectacular as French period films go, but never extravagant for its own sake, this is a subtle exploration of power politics in the court of the Regent Philippe of Orleans in 1719, taking in the revolutionary cause of Breton secessionists and intrigues provoked by sex commerce.
Fri 5 Nov 3.45pm
Wed 10 Nov 6pm
The film will be screened on a rare 35mm print
Screened as a tribute to Bertrand Tavernier who died earlier this year at the age of 79.
As part of the French Film festival UK
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