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THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE…

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  • 9:00

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Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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Also screening Fri, Aug 31, & Sun, Sept 2

THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE…

(1953, Max Ophüls) As a pair of diamond earrings pass from husband to madame to moneylender to husband to mistress to lover, fin de siècle high society is exposed amid Ophüls’ swirling camerawork, while “the performances by Danielle Darrieux as Madame De..., Charles Boyer as her husband, and Vittorio de Sica as her lover are quite likely the finest each has given” (Pauline Kael). Approx. 105 min. 35mm.

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"Madame de... may be Ophuls' most subtle and perfect weaving of a Viennese tapestry with purely French threads and colors."
– Edgrado Cozarinksy, Rediscovering French Film

"The Earrings of Madame De... is miraculously unscathed. The movie is gem-hard, crystalline, and superbly impervious."
– J. Hoberman

“Perfection. Ophüls’ lush, decorative style, his recreation of a vanished elegance, and his darting, swirling camera are used to evoke the protection that style and manners and wealth provide, and to demonstrate that passion can destroy it all.”
– Pauline Kael

"My all-time favorite film." – Andrew Sarris