Sat

24/06

Cinema Lumiere - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni > 18:15

COLETTE AS AN ACTRESS, MIME AND SPECTATOR

Introduce

Mariann Lewinsky, Eric Le Roy (CNC), e Emilie Cauquy

Piano accompaniment by

Daniele Furlati

Projection
Info

Saturday 24/06/2017
18:15

Subtitle

Original version with simultaneous translation through headphones

COLETTE

Film Notes

My memory of Colette is first of all an image: a cloud of hair, marvelous eyes emphasized by eyeshadow… Colette easily grasped the idea of the film; during the entire making of it she demonstrated exemplary cooperation, working within the limits of film technology with that professional patience she certainly learned from her years in music-hall.

When she improvised, Colette amazed me even more… The ‘market’ scene especially comes to mind. When Colette could still move around, the scene that she put on at the market – I have been told – was incredibly entertaining: always ready with a joke, her thoughts on fruit, vegetables, flowers… In 1950, nevertheless, moving about was no longer possible for her. So the market came to her: in the shape of radishes and onions, the produce that Pauline brought home to her… People who have seen the film perhaps remember the scene: Colette as she is biting an onion, and perhaps they can still hear, like me, the cracking of the onion under teeth…

To accompany the images I thought of using excerpts from her works, a kind of ‘Colette according to Colette’. But my work still lacked a spine, a connecting theme. So I asked Colette to write a text linking together the different excerpts that could make the transition from one stage of her life to another, from one place to another. Which she did superbly, with an awareness of the tempo of film that today still amazes me – like when she talks about the portico of Palais Royal. And not only. She even agreed to read the text herself, playing the role as a true actress – again mindful of rhythm and the slightest nuance.

Yannick Bellon, in Colette et le cinéma, a cura di Alain e Odette Virmaux con Alanin Brunet, Fayard, Paris 2004

 

Cast and Credits

Scen.: Yannick Bellon, Colette (commento). F.: André Dumaître. M.: Yannick Bellon. Mus.: Guy Bernard. Int.: Colette, Jean Cocteau, Maurice Goudeket, Pauline Tissandier, Georges Wague. Prod.: Jacqueline Jacoupy per Les Films Jacqueline Jacoupy. 35mm. D.: 33’. Bn. Da: CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Restaurato nel 2000 da CNC, a partire da un interpositivo combinato immagine e suono. Un ringraziamento a Les Films de l’Équinoxe / Restored in 2000 by CNC, from a combined sound-image interpositive. A special thanks to Les Films de l’Équinoxe

LE FRIQUET

Film Notes

The restoration of Le Friquet was made possible through the use of a number of sources: two interviews with Maurice Tourneur certifying the ‘paternity’ (“Pour vous”, 26 May 1932, the committee of historical research of Cinémathèque française in 1956), the novel by Gyp (Countess Martel de Janville), published in 1901, and the play in four acts by Henri Gauthier Villars, known as Willy, supported by Colette, Armory and Luvey, in which Polaire had already played the part of Le Friquet.

Céline Ruivo

Cast and Credits

Sog.: dalla pièce omonima di Willy e dal romanzo omonimo di Gyp. Int.: Pauline Polaire (Le Friquet), Henry Roussel (il conte Hubert de Ganges), César (Le Mafflu), André Dubosc (Charley), Renée Sylvaire, Gilbert Dalleu. Prod.: Société Française des Films et Cinématographes Eclair. 35mm. L.: 629 m. D.: 27’ a 20 f/s. Bn

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Director: Solange Bussi
Year: 1931
Country: Francia
Running time: 5'
Film Version

French version

Sound
Sound
Edition
2017

DIVINE BANDE ANNONCE

Year: 1935
Country: Francia
Running time: 4'
Film Version

French version

Sound
Sound
Edition
2017

LA DANSE SERPENTINE DE MME BOB WALTER

Year: 1897-1899
Country: Francia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

CHIENS SAVANTS: LA DANSE SERPENTINE

Director: Lumière
Year: [1897-1898]
Country: Francia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

LA TOURNÉE DES GRANDS DUCS

Year: 1910
Country: Francia
Running time: 9'
Film Version

French intertitle

Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

POLAIRE

Year: ca. 1910
Country: Francia
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

FRANCE. MME COLETTE WILLY, FEMME DE LETTRES JOUANT AVEC SES CHIENS ET CHATS

Year: 1913
Country: Francia
Running time: 2'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

PARIS BRUXELLES PARIS EN 4 HEURES 59 MINUTES AVEC 8 PASSAGERS SUR BIPLAN CAUDRON

Year: 1919
Country: Francia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

MADAME COLETTE DE JOUVENEL ET LE CAPITAINE PETIT

Year: 1919
Country: Francia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2017

L’ENVOL DES CHATS

Year: 1910
Country: Francia
Running time: 3'
Edition
2017