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CARNIVAL IN FLANDERS

  • 7:20 ONLY

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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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CARNIVAL IN FLANDERS

(1935, Jacques Feyder) Flanders 1616, and bad news on the eve of the local carnival: the Spanish army is coming to town! The four-man army deserts and the cowardly mayor stages his own death, but his indignant wife Françoise Rosay (Mrs. Feyder) decides to give the Spaniards, including the great Louis Jouvet as the chaplain, a truly hearty welcome. Incredible period reconstruction and the blackest of satires. Approx. 110 min. 35mm.

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“A minor gem of pre-war French cinema… Feyder declared his intention of bringing to life Flemish painting, an end he achieves nearly perfectly through a combination of masterly use of studio sets and costumes and Harry Stradling's gorgeous photography.”
– Time Out (London)

“Undoubtedly the best French costume film… The magnificent sets by Lazare Meerson convey the feeling that the canvases of Brueghel, Frans Hals, and Vermeer are springing into life and movement.” – Georges Sadoul