Le Temps Retrouvé (Time Regained) 1999 Ages 18+

1.30PM Sun 18 Aug 2019 (2hrs 43mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

‘The Chilean-born Raúl Ruiz initially seemed an unlikely candidate to adapt Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, his love of lurid exotica and fabulism, of the Wellesian tall tale and visual jape distinctly at odds with the melancholy tendresse of Proust’s world. But, marshalling a dream cast (including Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Edith Scob, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, and John Malkovich) and knowing that translation works best when it is freest, in this miraculous rendering of the final volume of Proust’s masterwork Ruiz manages to conjure the Proust one encounters in the novel, by turns magical, shocking, immensely sad, woundingly cruel, and delectably funny. Impressively mounted yet never imprisoned by its ornate period detail, Time Regained dazzles with its imagery from Cocteau and Visconti, Magritte and Méliès, its reminders of the vicious comedy of Balzac and Molière, and a score that hints at Ravel, Franck, and Faure in its evocation of Proust’s famous, non-existent Vinteuil violin sonata. “An act of genius — faultlessly cast and realized” (Stuart Klawans, The Nation).’ TIFF

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, FRANCE, ITALY, PORTUGAL, FRENCH / DIRECTOR: RAOUL RUIZ / PRODUCER: PAULO BRANCO / SCRIPT: GILLES TAURAND, RAOUL RUIZ, MARCEL PROUST (NOVEL) / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RICARDO ARONOVICH / EDITOR: DENISE DE CASABIANCA / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: BRUNO BEAUGÉ / MUSIC: JORGE ARRIAGADA / COSTUME DESIGNER: CAROLINE DE VIVAISE, GABRIELLA PESCUCCI / CAST: CATHERINE DENEUVE, EMMANUELLE BÉART, VINCENT PEREZ, JOHN MALKOVICH, MARCELLO MAZZARELLA / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LE PETITE BUREAU / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP