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The Misanthrope

Laemmle Theatres presents a screening of Molière's comedy of manners The Misanthrope, directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger and performed by La Comédie-Française. This transportation from stage to screen is a part of Laemmle Theatres' "Culture Vulture" program, which seeks to bring the world of ballet, opera, stage, and fine art to the big screen.

In The Misanthrope, Alceste loves Celimene, a worldly woman in love with freedom, but rejects the society of propriety to which they belong. Haunted by a lawsuit whose outcome he fears, Alceste goes to her home to seek her help.

The Misanthrope offers a view of a society released from the parental and religious influence, whose social varnish disappears when the desire arises. Driven to extremism by Alceste's radicalism, ready to give up any form of worldliness, the characters unveil, for a day, the contradictions of the human race subject to a heart that reason does not know.

 

 

 


The screenings are in French with English subtitles.

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