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Far from Heaven (English with French subtitles)
Main screening room
March 15th, 2023
107 min
USA : entre deux siècles

If certain decades of American cinema are immediately identifiable, this is not quite the case for the 1990s and early 2000s, which form a sort of continuum of films straddling two centuries. It is as if the idea of a new era was an occasion for the American cinema to search for and reinvent itself, between the blockbuster era of the 1990s and the digital revolution that began in the 2000s. While some big names prove that they have not said their last word (David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick), young filmmakers begin their career (Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry, Gus Van Sant), confirm their talent (Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh) or make the highlight of their filmography before disappearing (Tony Kaye, Lodge Kerrigan). Still, there is an undeniable pleasure in revisiting some of the major works of this moment, oscillating between new imaginations, a taste for quotes and the reappropriation of some cinematic styles.

Far from Heaven
Directed by
Todd Haynes
English with French subtitles
Julianne Moore, Dennis Haysbert, Dennis Quaid, Patricia Clarkson
107 min
35 mm

In 1957, a upper-class mother who has caught her husband with another man finds solace in her black gardener.

Far from Heaven

La bande-annonce est en version originale anglaise, mais le film sera présenté avec des sous-titres français.

Todd Haynes

In 1987, Todd Haynes directed Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. His film Poison is a tribute to Jean Genet, and Velvet Goldmine is a glam rock film, full of references to Citizen Kane by Orson Welles. Far From Heaven is a melodramatic film reminiscent of Douglas Sirk's films. Later, he directed I'm Not There, which retraces the life of Bob Dylan. After a long pause, Haynes is behind the the HBO serie Mildred Pierce. He returned to the cinema in 2015 with Carol, an adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith which was nominated for six Oscars. A couple of years later, he adapted a novel by Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck. The movie was selected at Cannes. Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett are actresses with whom he frequently works, as well as the director of photography Ed Lachman, the producer Christine Vachon and the composer Carter Burwell.


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