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The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau

The Horseman on the Roof/Le Hussard sur le toit

by Jean-Paul Rappeneau
1995 - France - 135 min
July 25, 2017 | 7:00 p.m

As part of its Summer film series "Once Upon a Time: From Books to Movies," the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 1995 film The Horseman on the Roof by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on Jean Giono's 1951 novel.

Angelo, the handsome Italian officer with a face like an angel, runs along the alleyways and across the sun-beaten rooftops, gallops down the sunken trails of the fields. Towards what? For What? The story takes place in 1832 during a cholera epidemic that has laid waste to Provence, leaving a mass of corpses with blue, hideously grimacing faces in its wake. Yet Angelo finds time to tend to the innocent victims with his last reserves of energy. He also finds time to love, calmly and serenely, the young Pauline de Théus, who is looking for a mysterious husband who may already be dead...

Online registration is required for this free admission screening.

This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.

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