Events - Corn Hall
Film- La Regle de Jeu (PG) subtittled
France, 106 minutes
With Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Marcel Dalio
Never out of the critics' top ten films of all time, this brilliant social comedy went down very badly on release and was banned by the French government as demoralising and unpatriotic. As in La Grande Illusion two years earlier, Renoir uses the particular – in this case a house party – as ironic comment on French society, again on the eve of disaster. So the farcical romantic intrigues disguise what the director called a war film that doesn't mention war.
Renoir appears memorably in it, and the film is suffused with his unique generosity of spirit.
Location: Diss Corn Hall
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