La Tendre Ennemie (The Tender Enemy) 1936 Ages 12+

11.00AM Sun 14 Nov 2021 (1hr 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

The Tender Enemy will screen from an archival 16mm print.

Celebrated German-French filmmaker Max Ophüls delivers a delightfully captivating supernatural romantic-comedy with The Tender Enemy. At the wedding of a young woman, two ghosts arrive to watch over the proceedings. One is the dead husband of the bride's mother and the other: her deceased lion tamer lover. When a third ghost arrives to announce himself as her first and only true love, they realise that they must intervene in the wedding to make sure the bride ends up with the man closest to her heart. Lyrically crafted and styled with the spellbinding sense of visual movement that made Ophüls so renowned, The Tender Enemy is an entrancing and effervescent charmer.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 69 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MAX OPHÜLS / SCRIPT: CURT ALEXANDER, MAX OPHÜLS / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ANDRÉ-PAUL ANTOINE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: EUGEN SCHÜFFTAN / EDITOR: PIERRE DE HÉRAIN / PROD CO: EDEN PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE, CANBERRA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM