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Schoendoerffer, Davila, and Schlöndorff on the screens at Cannes Classics

Le réalisateur Volker Schlöndorff.

Le réalisateur Volker Schlöndorff.

The war in Indochina seen through the eyes of Pierre Schoendoerffer. Friendship, marriage, and its unexpected turns, version Jacques Davila. Adult life revealed by Volker Schlöndorff. Three feature films that have been restored are on the Cannes Classics programme this Monday.
 
In 1964 Pierre Schoendoerffer, journalist, novelist, and director, signed the adaptation of La 317ème section (Best Script in Cannes in 1965), his own novel about the War in Indochina. He describes the wanderings of a field section that is forced to abandon its posting located on the border of Laos (Salle du Soixantième, 14:45, in the presence of the team of the film). An adventure that will create a bond of friendship between Second Lieutenant Torrens and Warrant Officer Willsdorff (1).
 
Friendship along with the torments of marital relations is one of the recurring themes of La Campagne de Cicéron, a feature film directed by Jacques Davila in 1989 (Salle Bunũel, 17:00, in the presence of the team of the film). The director focuses on the arrival of Christian, an actor who is on the outs with his wife Françoise, at the Campagne de Cicéron, the estate of his friend Hermance. Just one problem: he doesn’t know that his partner has been invited as well (2).
 
The life of adults is approached through the eyes of Oskar, a child who refuses to grow up, in The Tin Drum (Salle Bunũel, 17:15, in the presence of the team of the film). A film directed by the German director Volker Schlöndorff that tied as winner of the Palme d’Or with Apocalypse Now in 1979 (3).
 
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(1) Restored by the Cinémathèque de Toulouse.
(2) Restored by the Cinémathèque Française and Studiocanal.
(3) Digitally remastered version of “Director’s Cut’ by Kinowelt.

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