Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 179: Sun Jun 28

Madame Bovary (Chabrol, 1991): Cine Lumiere, 2pm


This is part of the Sunday French Classics season at the Cine Lumiere. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
In Claude Chabrol's otherwise faithful 1991 adaptation of Flaubert's novel, Isabelle Huppert is good at conveying Bovary's boredom but not her passions, and as often happens in adaptations, the film is more a series of episodes than a convincing narrative. Yet it soars in its presentation of the milieu, from colorful period detail to the sound of a speech outdoors during a love scene to a lively town market that envelops a character who walks through it. Objects and colors have a sensuous continuity that outlasts the tragic protagonists, an odd reflection of the way individual will in the story seems powerless against the social context.
Fred Camper

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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