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The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)

  When: Friday 20 September: 7.30pm
  How often: Every Friday
  Cost: £7, concessions
  Tickets: Buy tickets online
  Email: Classic Cinema Club
 

Classic Cinema Club of Ealing screens films. We start with a short introduction and after the film have a knowledgeable and lively discussion

September/October theme -- Dressed to impress
We look to cinema as a purveyor of escapist entertainment, glamour and luxury on screen.

From historical period pieces and costume dramas, to films that set future fashion trends, the outfits veer from chic to ridiculous.

Also featuring gorgeous sets, elaborate choreography and spectacular visual style

Where: Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green
Ealing, London W5 5QT

The Earrings of Madame de...
Directed by Max Ophuls
Starring Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica

100 minutes -- certificate U -- in French with English subtitles

The bored wife of a wealthy general needs to cover her debts, so sells a pair of diamond earrings, and as they pass hands between aristocrats, their mistresses, pawnbrokers and back again, they become linked to a love triangle shaped by lies, passion, and jealousy.

The director of ‘Letter from an Unknown Woman’ constructs a vision of turn-of-the-century Paris, adorned with Belle Epoque trappings, an opulent mise-en-scene and his celebrated camerawork: gliding, twirling, capturing circular patterns as tragedy closes in on the artifice.

Critic Andrew Sarris has hailed it as “the most perfect film ever made”

Mobile: 07411 751965

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