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Lumière d'été: Matías Piñeiro’s Pick

Part of Films on the Green 2017

"Film director Jean Grémillon is hard to classified, a condition proven by the fact of how little we know of him in comparison to his contemporaries Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné and Henri-George Clouzot. 
Lumière d´été is my favorite of his film, next to Daïnah, la Métisse and La Petite Lisse, but there are many more deserving further viewings.
Lumière d´été is in kinship to Renoir´s La règle du jeu, but it takes place in the world Renoir tried to warn us about. Produced in France in a time of war and Nazi occupation, Grémillon’s film doesn´t avoid composing a darker fantasy about the tensions between love and class. It is a bittersweet nightmare that criticizes the establishment and its abuse of power as a means to doom. Comedy and tragedy counterpoint each other in a tale destined to mirror our world in order to desperately produce a variation for a better future.
It is with great pleasure that I choose to screen Lumière d´été at Films on the Green. Once the summer lights of the city dim down, the park will set the most appropriate mood to enjoy Grémillon’s beautifully rarefied illumination."

- Matías Piñeiro


Matías Piñeiro will introduce the film in person!

Directed by Jean Grémillon
With Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur
1943 | Drama | 1h50 | France | Janus Films

Arriving at a remote mountaintop hotel in Provence, the Parisian Michèle is involved in a love triangle with a worker and an aristocrat whose neighboring castle will be the scene of a show-stopping costume ball.


#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Films in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public


In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro,and Amy Hargreaves.