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La Grande Illusion

“If I had to save only one film in the world, it would be Grand Illusion” Orson Welles

27 February 2018 24 March 2018

French with Thai/English subtitles

 

 

Jean Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece is widely considered as one of the greatest films of all times. In this World War One prison drama starring Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay and Erich von Stroheim, Renoir combines a moving humanist message with a complex approach to both war and 1930s politics.

“A vividly humanist, anti-war classic.” The Guardian

“If I had to save only one film in the world, it would be Grand Illusion” Orson Welles

“A sorrowful, acutely thoughtful, and wholly imperishable masterpiece…” Daily Telegraph UK

“Tragic. Moving. Funny. A pure joy.” Little White Lies

“Funny, heart-wrenching, nail-biting, caustic and profound, touting the futility of armed combat while turning imprisonment and escape into a microcosm for society's aspirations and contradictions.” Time Out

“A model of simplicity and grace, with emotional effects that move you when you least expect it, the kind of great film that only a master can pull off.” Los Angeles Times

 

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About the film

Director: Jean Renoir
Country: France
Year: 1937
Duration: 113 mins
Short Film: TBA