New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

 

CÉSAR

JACesarNUARY 24, 2003 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(France, 1936, 123 minutes, b&w, 35mm)
(In French with English subtitles)

Directed by Marcel Pagnol
Starring Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

In Marcel Pagnol's directorial debut, a young man discovers that the man who raised him is not his biological father. Shaken, Césariot goes off in search of his mother's former lover, the sailor Marius, now a mechanic in the French coastal city of Toulon. Pretending to be a journalist, Césariot uncovers unpleasant secrets about his father's life. The film is the third and final installment in the famous Marseilles Trilogy, widely considered to be one of the landmark achievements of French cinema.

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