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Marriage de Chiffon - French Film Screening

Marriage de Chiffon - French Film Screening is an event that took place on 21-Feb-2005 in Hyderabad.
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As a part of the French film festival being held at Sarathi Studios, Alliance Françoise de Hyderabad is screening the legendary French classic "Marriage de Chiffon" by Claude Autant-Lara and staring Odette Joyeux and Suzanne Dantès. Although it is a pleasant movie, it seems like a rehearsal for Autant-Lara's later classics.

Autant-Lara was mainly known for his collaborations with Lehmann (three in all, only one of them "fric frac" is particularly memorable). During the occupation he begins to work on his own and he will become an important artist with such works as "douce "(1942)"le diable au corps"(1946) "l'auberge rouge" (1951) or "la traversée de Paris" (1956).

"Le mariage de chiffon" is his first real work. It casts Odette Joyeux as Chiffon (her nickname) an aristocrat offbeat young girl who finds it hard to live in a milieu full of social conventions. Her mother (Suzanne Dantès) wants her to marry a wealthy noble military man whom she met at a railway station. Although the young girl is not aware of it, she's in love with her uncle (by marriage!). But Claude Autant-Lara's dice are loaded because even if this uncle is a flying pioneer and a broke man, he's still an aristocrat. A liberal aristocrat is no misalliance. Of course she's much younger than him, and besides he's got a mistress, but it's only a question of social class.

That's why "le mariage de chiffon" does not really satisfy. Hotheaded Autant-Lara adjusted the fire the next year and it became a wholesale massacre. Casting again Odette Joyeux as an aristocrat ingenuous person, he pitted her milieu against the plebeian one. And it was his masterpiece,"Douce", which remains today as fascinating as it was in 1943. Such is not the case of "le mariage de chiffon" which may seem old hat for a lot of people today.
The movie begins at 6:30pm.For further details please contact 2373-2050.

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