The Earrings of Madame De…

1953, 105m, 35mm, France/Italy

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Screened May 20–22, 2018

Ophüls’ penultimate and perhaps finest film—a deserving Oscar nominee for costume design—fashions Louise de Vilmorin’s novella into a showcase for star Danielle Darrieux and for the director’s mastery of all he surveys. In 19th-century Vienna, the title character’s husband, Charles Boyer, has gifted her diamond earrings, which she hocks for cash; Vittorio De Sica acquires them and makes the acquaintance of Madame de…

In French with English subtitles

A film by Max Ophüls