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Directed by Raoul Ruiz

Italy, Portugal 1999 169 mins. In French

Taking the seventh and final volume of Marcel Proust’s magnum opus In Search of Lost Time as the frame through which to tell the whole story, Ruiz fashions a cinema epic for the ages, replete with temporal jumps, engrossing asides, and deeply felt memories. Actors Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, John Malkovich, Édith Scob, and postmodernist novelist and screenwriter Alain Robbe-Grillet appear as cogs in Proust’s memory-world, fashioned through the ruminations of Marcel (Marcello Mazzarella), who guides us through the mazes of Proust’s mind. “One of Ruiz’s best-known films stands as one of the finest literary adaptations of the past 25 years. Majestic yet spirited.”—Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice.

Genres: Drama



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