Renoir’s beautiful and devastating social satire was reviled when it was released in 1939 and embraced as a masterpiece when it was restored 1959. It placed in the number 13 spot in the 2022 Sight and Sound poll of the greatest films ever made.
Tag: Jean Renoir
Last chance: ‘Swamp Water’ – Jean Renoir heads south on Criterion Channel
Bertrand Tavernier presents ‘My Journey Through French Cinema’ on Kanopy
Bertrand Tavernier is both an essential French filmmaker and a dedicated film historian. His epic (over three hours long) documentary My Journey Through French Cinema (France, 2016) combines the two professional callings in a decidedly personal look at the cinema that shaped and excited him as both a cinephile and a filmmaker. Forget the familiar […]
Jean Renoir’s ‘The Golden Coach’ on Amazon Prime Video and Criterion Channel
Anna Magnani stars as the earthy, vivacious diva of The Golden Coach (France/Italy, 1952), an adaptation of a Prosper Merimee play about a traveling troupe of Italian commedia dell’arte players in a Peruvian backwater where three men (a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a fellow performer) vie for the affections of the company’s leading lady. An […]