UW Cinematheque: Jacques Becker - A Master Before the Wave
Montparnasse 19 (Les amants de Montparnasse) | France | 1958 | DCP | 105 min. | French with English subtitles Director: Jacques Becker
Saturday, January 26, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Gérard Philipe, Lino Ventura, Anouk Aimée Based on the last year (1919-20) in the tragically short life of Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani (played by Philipe, soon to die young himself), this biopic charts the artist’s poverty, struggle for authenticity, thwarted love, and eventual downfall. Becker’s personal and moving film stands also as a bittersweet paean to the Left Bank milieu of Paris’ early twentieth-century bohemian quarter.