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La Vie de château

Thursday 25 April 2013 18:00-20:30


June 1944, in occupied France. Jérôme is living with his young and beautiful wife, Marie, in a castle near the Normandy’s beaches. Bored with her husband, Mary is just dreaming of leaving the Norman countryside and moving to the exciting capital, Paris...
Their peaceful life is suddenly disturbed when a Resistance leader is parachuted in the region to prepare D-Day... The trio will take unexpected directions and have to make choices...

La vie de château is the first feature-film of Jean-Paul Rappeneau, who was amongst the first directors to make a light comedy film about the Second World War.

Winner of the Prix Louis-Delluc for Best Film in 1965.

‘Rappeneau introduces in his ‘historical’ comedy a subtle reflection on heroism and commitment. A pleasure.’ Telerama

A film by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
With : Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Claude Brasseur
1966, 91 mins. Comedy/Romance
In French with English subtitles
Followed by Q&A

This film is presented as part of the ‘1914-45 in Cinema’ series, a retrospective of French Films organised by the French History Network (FHN) across the UK. The FHN is made up of early career researchers interested in creating new opportunities for intellectual exchange and engagement around the topic of French history, society and culture in 1914-45.

Institut Français Écosse 2017