Screen/Society--French Film Festival--"Tous les matins du monde" ("All the Mornings of the World")
Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings of the World)
(Alain Corneau, 1991, 115min, France, in French w/ English Subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray)
-- Introduced by Visiting Prof. Gabriel Richard (Romance Studies) and Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Saliot (Romance Studies); Q&A to follow!
Tous les matins du monde is a 1991 French film based on the book of the same name. Set during the reign of Louis XIV, the film shows the eminent musician Marin Marais looking back on his young life when he tried to become a pupil of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, and features much music of the period, especially that for the viola da gamba.
Upon his wife's death, viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle) is overwhelmed with grief and retreats from the outside world. The musician moves with his two daughters (Anne Brochet, Carole Richert) into a small house in his garden, where he attempts to create a haven. However, word of his musical talent reaches aspiring musician Marin Marais (Guillaume Depardieu, Gérard Depardieu), who intrudes on Colombe's seclusion with the hope of finding a mentor.
-- Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film (1993)!
-- Winner of 7 César Awards, including for Best Film and Best Director (1992)!
"This is a simple story, made of three things: music, love, and regret." - Rogerebert.com
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: The Center for French and Francophone Studies (CFFS), the Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Department of Romance Studies, the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies (AAHVS), and the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.