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French Film Fest: Dreams, Escapes, and Survival – Zazie dans le métro

Sun, Mar 20 / 3 pm
Directed by Louis Malle
1960, France, 92 min
French w/ English Subtitles

Dreams, Escapes and Survival is a French film festival organized by Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque to mark the 20th edition of the French Language and Francophony week. It is an invitation to discover films from different times and experience some sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. With the support of Institut Français this is the 2nd edition of the festival (in 2015, its title was Secrets, Lies and Betrayal).

A brash and precocious ten-year-old (Catherine Demongeot) comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle (Philippe Noiret); he and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy from Louis Malle, which rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, Malle’s audacious Zazie dans le métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.

 

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