Marcel Proust’s Time Regained

Le Temps retrouvé

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Raoul Ruiz, 1999. Color. DCP.
With Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, John Malkovich,
Vincent Perez, Pascal Greggory, Chiara Mastroianni, Marie-France Pisier
In French with English subtitles

Nominee at the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (1999)
Best Actress Award for Emmanuelle Béart at Cabourg Romantic Film Festival (1999)

With this surprisingly witty, at times wicked take on Proust, Chilean exile Raoul Ruiz delivers a profound yet accessible digest of Proust’s themes as well as a self-standing, captivating film that adds an original vision of cinema to Proust’s meditations on the passage of time, the construction of memory, and the evolution of society.

Working from the structure of Time Regained, the final volume of Proust’s masterpiece, Ruiz intertwines and layers different eras to provide a panorama of all seven books of In Search of Lost Time, driven by a superb attention to period detail and a stellar cast.

Raoul Ruiz scored a bullseye with his exquisitely observed period adaptation of Proust’s Time Regained” — The Guardian