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The Baker's Wife at Laemmle Theatres

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.

Playing at select Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles from April 26 – May 2!


The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger)
Directed by: Marcel Pagnol
Written by: Jean Giono
Starring: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin
Year: 1938
Runtime: 133 min
Language: French with English subtitles

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