Sonoma Film Institute: La Chienne

Mar 5, 2017 , 4:00pm
Ives Hall | 101 (Warren Auditorium)
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Jean Renoir’s first great sound classic. LA CHIENNE is the story of an unhappily married middle-aged bank clerk, played by Michel Simon. His only passion in life is for painting, which he does in his spare time until he becomes obsessed with a prostitute (Janie Mareze). In his “Dictionary of Films,” Georges Sadoul notes, “Out of melodrama Renoir created a very realistic social portrait of certain aspects of Montmartre life. Even in this, his first sound feature, Renoir used depth-of-field to characterize the personalities in their social milieu.” (1931, 100 min., in French w/English subtitles)

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