DFS Film: The Grand Illusion

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DFS Film: The Grand Illusion

Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made and has been recently restored to all its cinematic glory.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
4:00pm-6:00pm
BFVAC - Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

Part of the WWI Centenary. Programmed in conjunction with the Dept. of French and Italian’s international colloquium, "Specters of the Great War: France, Italy, and the Great War," May 15-17.
 
Jean Renoir’s funny, heart-wrenching and profound anti-war masterpiece was thought lost forever when the Nazis seized the camera negative in 1940-occupied France. After all, Joseph Goebbels had declared it “cinema enemy number one.” Returned two decades later, the film underwent a 4K digital restoration in 2011. This celebration of the brotherhood of man, across class and frontiers—as well as the first foreign film to earn a Best Picture nod—has been universally hailed as one of the world’s great films.  D: Jean Renoir, France, 1937, 114m

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