Blog . Feb. 2-5: The Fall Of The House Of Usher, Oss 117 Comedies, Time Regained & More!
Writer and stars of "The Artist" shine in very funny 2006 French James Bond spoof OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES. Before delighting America and the world with THE ARTIST, director Michel Hazanavicius and the film's Oscar nominated star Jean Dujardin collaborated on two very funny James Bond spoofs. We will show both of them on Thursday and again on Friday. 2006's OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES marked Dujardin's first appearance as French secret agent OSS (Office of Strategic Services) 117. The movie finds the clueless spy with the mile-wide grin bedding beautiful women and battling Arabs, Brits, Soviets, and even Nazis in volatile 1955 Cairo. Bérénice Bejo (also Oscar-nominated for THE ARTIST) co-stars in this comedy that won the audience award at the Seattle Int'l Film Festival and the prize for best film at the Tokyo Int'l Film Festival. By the way, both OSS movies are in color & scope, and even have sound! Bumbling French secret agent searches for ex-Nazis in OSS 117 - LOST IN RIO OSS 117 ? LOST IN RIO is Michel Hazanavicius' "uproariously funny" (Boxoffice) 2009 follow-up to his comedy hit OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES (see previous blurb). This time Jean Dujardin's clueless secret agent is in 1967 Brazil, looking for a microfilm that contains the names of France's Nazi collaborators during WWII. The movie is a knowing spoof of sixties spy movies (and French suavity and sophistication) and overflows with a love of classic cinema-just like Hazanavicius and Dujardin's next film, THE ARTIST. See it in a 35mm color & scope print on Thursday or Friday. Here's the funny trailer. Silent FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is a great poetic horror film The painting of a portrait seems to sap the life out of the picture's subject in Jean Epstein's visually stunning adaptation of Poe's famous story THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER .This moody 1928 French silent is perhaps the greatest poetic horror film ever made, with stark landscapes, dreamy slow motion, and ghostly super impositions. Luis Buñuelwas Epstein's assistant. USHER will be preceded by "The Three-Sided Mirror" ("Laglace à trios faces," France, 1927), another Epstein silent classic in which past,present, and future merge in a story of a wealthy young businessman and his three lovers. See both in 35mm prints with English narration and music tracks on either Saturday or Sunday. Moroccan children enact colonial allegory in YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS Oliver Laxe's 2010 Spanish meta-movie YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINSbridges the worlds of documentaryand fiction, and has been likened to the work of Abbas Kiarostami and François Truffaut.Laxe himself plays "Oliver," a European film director who leads a filmmaking workshop for a group of disadvantaged local children in Tangier, Morocco. Though the plan is to have the kids tell their own stories on film, the reality finds them "enslaved"by Oliver's own vision of the project, and they rebel. Winner of the Int'l CriticsPrize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS is a unique and original movie that addresses colonialism, cross-cultural insensitivity, and the tension between empowerment and exploitation. See its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Saturday or Sunday. Print this post and present it at the box office and pay only $7 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Here's the trailer. TIME REGAINED is Ruiz's masterpiece Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, and John Malkovich head an all-star cast inRaúl Ruiz's TIME REGAINED , a lavish film version of the final volume of Marcel Proust's literary epic Remembrance of Things Past. Often mentioned as Ruiz's finest work (the Chilean-born filmmaker andsurrealist died last August), this 1999 French film turns Proust's elegy to the past into a baroque kaleidoscope of characters and incidents inhabiting the mind and imagination of a dying writer. The Time Out Film Guide calls it "an extraordinary conflation of avant garde art film and deluxe literary period drama." See this 165-min. epicin a 35mm color print on Saturday or Sunday. The presentation is supported by a generous grant from Maison Française de Cleveland. This Week's Films 2006 James Bond spoof from the creators of "The Artist" OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES Thu., Feb. 2, at 6:45 pm Fri., Feb. 3, at 7:30 pm 2009 sequel to the hit comedy above OSS 117 - LOST IN RIO Thu., Feb. 2, at 8:45 pm Fri., Feb. 3, at 9:30 pm Silent horror masterpiece THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER Sat., Feb. 4, at 5:00 pm Sun., Feb. 5, at 6:30 pm Moroccan-set Spanish film YOU ARE ALL CAPTAINS Sat., Feb. 4, at 6:50 pm Sun., Feb. 5, at 8:20 pm Raul Ruiz's magisterial TIME REGAINED Sat., Feb. 4, at 8:30 pm Sun., Feb. 5, at 3:00 pm Next Week's Films THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967 - 1975 Thu., Feb. 9, at 6:45 pm Fri., Feb. 10, at 9:15 pm CHAROLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK Thu., Feb. 9, at 8:45 pm Sat., Feb. 11, at 7:20 pm WILD STYLE Fri., Feb. 10, at 7:30 pm OCTOBER Sat., Feb. 11, at 5:15 pm Sun., Feb. 12, at 8:35 pm LONDON BOULEVARD Sat., Feb. 11, at 9:15 pm Sun., Feb. 12, at 6:30 pm MELANCHOLIA Sun., Feb. 12, at 3:30 pm Mon., Feb. 13, at 6:45 pm The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque © 2011 The Cleveland Institute of Art. 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