Previously Played

THE LOVERS OF VERONA

  • 6:30 ONLY

$7 Member   $12.50 Regular

Part of the seriesTHE FRENCH OLD WAVE

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(1949, André Cayatte) Romeo and Juliet unfolds in tandem: while the play is location-shot in Verona, 17-year-old Anouk Aimée and Serge Reggiani (Casque D’Or) carry on their own tragic romance — but Aimée’s dad’s an ex-fascist, brother Marcel Dalio (Grand Illusion) is crazed by the war, and family hanger-on Pierre Brasseur is already jealously scheming. Screenplay by Jacques Prévert. Approx 105 min. 35mm.

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“The film's sensuous, poetic elegance contrasts with the seamy elements it encompasses (the aging film stars, the young girl's decadent, fascistic family).”
– Pauline Kael

“Though set in Italy, with the Fascist past contributing to the troubles of the star-crossed lovers, it is interesting in retrospect as an indication of the mood of the post-war, pre-New Wave French cinema."
Time Out (London)