Date(s) - 22/11/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seasons Apartment Hotel
LONG FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL | NOVEMBER 2017
‘LITERATURE: THROUGH THE CINEMATIC LENS’
This November, we are featuring literary adaptations!
LE SILENCE DE LA MER/ The Silence of the Sea (1949)
by Jean Pierre Melville
Wed.22nd November| 8 PM | Lost The Plot – Seasons Hotel, Aundh
–FREE ENTRANCE, Movie in French with English subtitles-
Le Silence de la mer (English: The Silence of the Sea) is a 1949 film by Jean-Pierre Melville. It was Melville’s first feature film, and was based on the 1942 book of the same name by Jean Bruller (published clandestinely under the pen name “Vercors”). The Silence of the Sea is a French novel written during the summer of 1941 and published in early 1942. Published secretly in German-occupied Paris, the book quickly became a symbol of mental resistance against German occupiers.
The story, which takes place in 1941, concerns the relationship of a Frenchman (Jean-Marie Robain) and his niece (Nicole Stéphane) with a German lieutenant, Werner von Ebrennac (Howard Vernon), who occupies their house during the German occupation of France. The film was actually shot inside Bruller’s own home outside of Paris.The film has been described as an “anti-cinematographic” film due to the unique method of narration used to give voice to the (mostly) silent Frenchman and his niece.
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In partnership with Institut Français and Lost the Plot