Le Diable boiteux

Le Diable boiteux

When : September 17, 2011
7.30 p.m.

Where : Auditorium of the Alliance française de Bangkok

Category : Event / Art Galleries

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What / Why :


Pre-“Nouvelle Vague” Weekend
The Alliance française de Bangkok will be holding a three day screening of films selected by Pathompong Manakitsomboon, former film programmer for the World Film festival.
The new wave cinema movement “Nouvelle Vague,” which developed after the Second World War, involved legendary film directors such as Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and Eric Rohmer. They reinvented cinema by deconstructing and redefining narratives, film techniques and acting. Films shown during this 3-day cinema weekend heralded this visionary movement.
  • Le Diable boiteux
The film is a 125-minute, black-and-white biography of French priest and diplomat Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754–1838), who served for 50 years under five different French regimes: the Absolute Monarchy, the Revolution, the Consulate, the Empire, and the Constitutional Monarchy. Its title comes from one of the main historical nicknames for Talleyrand, that he shares with demon king Asmodeus and English poet Lord Byron.
The movie is often noted for its opening sequence: after showing the birthplace of Talleyrand as it became in then-contemporary 1948 Paris, it moves to a bookstore window showcasing his main biographies, including a copy of Guitry's own Le Diable boiteux that creates a mise en abyme.
The film then sketches Talleyrand through a dozen episodes and anecdotes, both from his public life as a politician and his private side as a womanizer. Guitry explained that he peppered the dialogues with "a very great number" of quotes from most historical figures depicted.
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Remark :

Free admission

For More Information :

Contact : Tel: 02 670 42 31
E-mail: chalanthorn.kidthang@alliance-francaise.or.th

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