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Illusions perdues (Lost Illusions)
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Festival of Films in French
Adapted from Balzac’s eponymous novel Illusions perdues (1837-43), and resonating with our times, the period drama is set in 1821 in Paris, where Lucien Rubempré, the idealistic young poet from Angoulême, succeeds as a gifted critic in acceding to the artistic and literary circles of the haute bourgeoisie even as he realizes the cynicism of an economic system where everything can be bought.
(Xavier Giannoli, France, French w/English sub, 149min, 2021, Blu-Ray)
Presented as part of the Albertine Cinémathèque program & Co-sponsored by the Alliance française de Milwaukee