The son of the renowned Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir started his career with a string of unsuccessful silent films. With the advent of sound, he came into his own, creating masterful films in the 1930s that led him to be ranked among the medium’s greatest directors. The Trylon Microcinema celebrates Renoir with five works from his most fecund period. 


La Grand Illusion (1937)
La Grande Illusion is regarded as one of the best antiwar films ever made. A group of World War I prisoners grapple with powerful social and cultural changes amid the upheaval of the conflict. 
 

La Bête Humaine (1938)
In this thriller based on Émile Zola’s novel, Jacques Lantier (Gabin) is a disturbed train engineer who falls for a woman (Simon) who has helped her husband commit murder. This very rare 35mm print is screened courtesy of Institut Français and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
 

La Chienne (1931)
Renoir’s first artistic success was also his first commercial one. It focuses on a painter who’s taken advantage of by a prostitute and her pimp.
 

Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
 This is the perfect antidote to your holiday-season family dysfunction. Boudu (Simon), a slovenly and salacious tramp, is taken in by a bourgeois family after attempting suicide. He repays them by fomenting domestic chaos. 
 

The Rules of the Game (1939)
Produced at the height of Renoir’s popularity, The Rules of the Game was the costliest French film made up to that time. A critical and box office disaster when first released, it is now considered one of the finest films ever made. 

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Trylon Microcinema 3258 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

Des jeux, illusions, et bêtes: 1930s Jean Renoir

When
Dec 2, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
Where
Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

The son of the renowned Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir started his career with a string of unsuccessful silent films. With the advent of sound, he came into his own, creating masterful films in the 1930s that led him to be ranked among the medium’s greatest directors. The Trylon Microcinema celebrates Renoir with five works from his most fecund period. 


La Grand Illusion (1937)
La Grande Illusion is regarded as one of the best antiwar films ever made. A group of World War I prisoners grapple with powerful social and cultural changes amid the upheaval of the conflict. 
 

La Bête Humaine (1938)
In this thriller based on Émile Zola’s novel, Jacques Lantier (Gabin) is a disturbed train engineer who falls for a woman (Simon) who has helped her husband commit murder. This very rare 35mm print is screened courtesy of Institut Français and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
 

La Chienne (1931)
Renoir’s first artistic success was also his first commercial one. It focuses on a painter who’s taken advantage of by a prostitute and her pimp.
 

Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
 This is the perfect antidote to your holiday-season family dysfunction. Boudu (Simon), a slovenly and salacious tramp, is taken in by a bourgeois family after attempting suicide. He repays them by fomenting domestic chaos. 
 

The Rules of the Game (1939)
Produced at the height of Renoir’s popularity, The Rules of the Game was the costliest French film made up to that time. A critical and box office disaster when first released, it is now considered one of the finest films ever made. 

 

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