febiofest to present the work of genius filmmaker Max Ophüls

13. 2. 2020, 17:04
MFF Praha – Febiofest

This year festival will dedicate the retrospective to the work of Max Ophüls

This celebrated German director escaped the Nazis and worked mainly in France and the US, where he made almost 30 films. He is renowned for his innovative approach to film language and his work with sound became a major inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Max Ophüls made his best-known films in France in the early 1950s with star actors of the period, such as Jean Gabin and Danièle Darrieux. The retrospective focuses on later works from the director: Le Plaisir (1952), which is based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant, The Earrings of Madame de… (1953) and Lola Montes (1955), an epic starring Martine Carol and Peter Ustinov. Ophüls, who influenced many successful directors, will also be remembered in a documentary by German director Martina Müller.

Le Plaisir

Le Plaisir

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