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The Baker’s Wife

The Baker’s Wife / La femme du boulanger
Written and directed by:
Marcel Pagnol
Year: 1938
Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc
Runtime: 133 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Country: France
New 4K Restoration

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy) shines through in this enchanting slice-of-life comedy. Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu, heralded by no less than Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived”) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the director’s abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Baker’s Wife is at once wonderfully droll and piercingly perceptive in its nuanced treatment of the complexities of human relationships.

Opening at Film Forum on December 21; runs daily through December 27, 2018.

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