The Little theatre of Jean Renoir [videorecording]

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The Little theatre of Jean Renoir [videorecording] / Janus Films.
Publication
Deerfield, IL : Films, Inc., 1969.

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1 videocassette (100 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Note
  • In French with English subtitles.
Credits (note)
  • Director, Jean Renoir.
Performer (note)
  • Nino Fornicola, Minny Monti, Marguerite Cassan, Jeanne Moreau, Fernand Sardou, Francoise Arnow, Jean Carmet.
Title
The Little theatre of Jean Renoir [videorecording] / Janus Films.
Imprint
Deerfield, IL : Films, Inc., 1969.
Credits
Director, Jean Renoir.
Cast
Nino Fornicola, Minny Monti, Marguerite Cassan, Jeanne Moreau, Fernand Sardou, Francoise Arnow, Jean Carmet.
Summary
Four vignettes (three stories and a song) compose Renoir's last cinematic effort and represent the director's varied film styles. 1.) The Last Christmas Eve- In this contemporary fairy tale, a group of wealthy revelers hire a beggar to stand before them as they eat a lavish dinner. The mendicant takes home the sumptuous leftovers to his wife, and the two re-live extravagant fantasies. 2.) The Electric Floorwaxer- Described by the director as an opera about man versus the machine, this musical farce focuses on a housewife's obsession with her parquet floor and her new electric floorwaxer. 3.) La Belle Epoque- Jeanne Moreau, in period dress, sings "When love dies," a sentimental song that mocks 20th-century veneration and nostalgia for the last years of 19th-century France. 4.) The King of Yvetot- This comedy with a surprise ending tells the story of an older man, his young, seductive wife, and her lover.
Added Author
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928-2017, actor.
Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979, film director.
Branch Call Number
VTH 241 L
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