The Earrings of Madame de @ Classic French Film Festival
The Earrings of Madame de
1953, B&W, 100 min. 35mm print
French master Max Ophuls' most cherished work, "The Earrings of Madame de " is an emotionally profound, cinematographically adventurous tale of false opulence and tragic romance. When the aristocratic woman known only as Madame de (the extraordinary Danielle Darrieux) sells her earrings, unbeknownst to her husband (Charles Boyer), in order to pay personal debts, she sets off a chain reaction, the financial and carnal consequences of which can only end in despair. Ophuls adapts Louise de Vilmorin's incisive fin de siècle novel with virtuosic camerawork so elegant and precise it's been called the equal to that of Orson Welles.
Intro/discussion by Gaylyn Studlar, program director of Film and Media Studies and David May professor of the humanities at Washington University
Webster University/Moore Auditorium (View)
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
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