Musée d'Orsay: England seen from Elsewhere

England seen from Elsewhere

Jerzy SkolimowskiDeep End© BAVARIA FILM
Like James Tissot, exhibited this spring at Orsay, foreign film directors have presented their own vision of England. French, American, Italian, Polish - each has captured an image of this country, whether real or fantasy. This cycle will look at two periods in England that influenced the cinematographic imagination: the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and the Swinging London of the 1960s, one of whose muses was Aubrey Beardsley, the subject of an exhibition this summer. Each showing will be presented by the Franco-British writer Michael Sadler, author of An Englishman in Paris, and in the company of notable guests.

26 March - 25 June 2020
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Screening preceded by a presentation by Michael Sadler and Lily McMenamy

 
Two English Girls
Director: François Truffaut
France, 1971, 2h14

Screenplay: François Truffaut and Jean Gruault, based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché
With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter…

Claude meets Anne, a young English girl, who introduces him to her sister Muriel. Both girls fall in love with him.

Two ideas of love and sexuality, in the same romantic spirit, are brought face to face through the love affairs of a young Frenchman and two English girls.



Thu 26 March 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 2h14

Rates

Cancelled

Screening preceded by a presentation by Michael Sadler and Kristin Scott Thomas

 
Gosford Park
Director: Robert Altman
GB/It/USA, 2001, 2h17

Screenplay: Julian Fellowes
With Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith…

A murder is committed during a shooting party at a grand English country house. This event upsets the relationships between masters and servants.

In this film, the Agatha Christie-style police investigation is used, above all, as a pretext to portray the English society of the 1930s through its social classes, symbolised by the different floors within the house.



Thu 16 April 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 2h17

Rates

Cancelled

Screening preceded by a presentation by Michael Sadler and Arnaud Desplechin

 
Esther Kahn
Réalisation : Arnaud Desplechin
France, 2000, 2h22

Scénario : Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu, d'après une nouvelle d'Arthur Symons
Avec Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin…

Londres, fin du XIXe siècle. Esther Kahn, jeune fille timide et retranchée du monde, décide de devenir actrice après avoir assisté à une représentation théâtrale.

"L'histoire ne saurait se passer ni ailleurs ni à une autre époque que dans la nouvelle de Symons. Seule l'Angleterre ne trace pas de frontière entre la culture populaire et la culture savante."
(Arnaud Desplechin)



Wed 29 April 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 2h22

Rates

Rate E
Full rate: €8
Members and friends: €6.50
Young person and solidarity rate: €4.50

 
The Remains of the Day
Director: James Ivory
GB/USA, 1993, 2h14

Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro
With Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox…

Having spent the last thirty years in the service of a grand English family, a butler wonders if he has wasted his life.

Because they were not British by birth but rather by adoption, the American director James Ivory and Japanese author, Kazuo Ishiguro, produced works that reveal their fascination with England, its literature, its customs and its landscapes.



Wed 27 May 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate E
Full rate: €8
Members and friends: €6.50
Young person and solidarity rate: €4.50

 
Blow-Up
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
GB/It/USA, 1966, 1h52

Screenplay: Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond, based on a short story by Julio Cortázar
With David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Birkin…

In a London park, a photographer takes shots of a couple in love. When developing the film, he notices a hand holding a revolver, and a body lying in the bushes.

Antonioni left Italy to immerse himself in the London of the 1960s, and used several major figures of Swinging London in his film: The Yardbirds rock group, the photographer John Cowan and the painters Ian Stephenson and Alan Davie.



Tue 16 June 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Rates

Rate E
Full rate: €8
Members and friends: €6.50
Young person and solidarity rate: €4.50

 
Deep End
Deep End
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
GB/All, 1970, 1h30

Screenplay: Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza, Boleslaw Sulik
With John Moulder-Brown, Jane Asher, Karl Michael Vogler…

Mike, 15 years old, drops out of school and finds his first job in the public bathhouse of a poor area of London. There, he falls in love with the fickle Susan.

Through the romantic confusion of an inhibited adolescent, Deep End offers a deeply moving reverse shot to the euphoria of Swinging London.



Thu 25 June 2020 - 19h30
Musée d'Orsay
Auditorium niveau -2

Duration 1h30

Rates

Rate E
Full rate: €8
Members and friends: €6.50
Young person and solidarity rate: €4.50


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