The Rules of the Game


Dir. Jean Renoir (1939).
Illuminating France on the eve of its fall, Jean Renoir’s self-consciously Mozartian tragicomedy of manners is arguably the culmination of early talking cinema—a tour-de-force of spontaneous artifice and an ensemble piece that, pace Robert Altman and Mike Leigh, never been bettered.

Sat., May 8, 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m.; Sun., May 9, 2, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2010

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