MLES Cine-club: La Règle du Jeu

For the second film in the 2014/15 MLES Cine-club series, we’re featuring La Règle du Jeu, presented by Professor Catherine Leglu.

21 October 2014 from 5-7pm in HumSS 125

La Règle du JeuLa Règle du Jeu (1939) by Jean Renoir (who also stars in the film). This film is regularly cited among the ‘top ten films ever made’. It was banned almost as soon as it was released. A reconstructed version of the film was shown in 1959. The film is both a moving, intricate exploration of love, and a vivid, deeply critical picture of France on the eve of World War 2, what Renoir called “a society dancing on a volcano”.

Please join us on the evening of Tuesday 21 Oct. at 5pm in HumSS 125 for a screening and discussion of Renoir’s groundbreaking film.