aka Le temps retrouvé First screened in September 2003 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Rául Ruiz. Cast: Marcello Mazzarella, Emmanuelle Béart, Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Pérez, John Malkovich, Pascal Greggory, Marie-France Pisier, Georges du Fresne, Chiara Mastroianni, Arielle Dombasle, Édith Scob, Elsa Zylberstein. Screenplay: Gilles Taurand and Rául Ruiz (based on the novel Le temps retrouvé by Marcel Proust). Twitter Capsule:
Inspired series of tactics for adapting Proustno mean feat! Richer dialogue with its source than with its viewers?
Even those new to Recherche will see much to enjoy: sumptuous mise-en-scène, time warps, optical effects... Just not sure of its storytelling.
Lots of tricks Ruiz devises here pay off even more fully in his Mysteries of Lisbon, but ambience, engineering, aesthetic risk-taking mightily impress.