$12 General Admission
** New digital restoration! **
Raúl Ruiz’s most ambitious literary adaptation, Time Regained, features Catherine Deneuve, John Malkovich, Emmanuelle Béart, and Vincent Perez in an epic, faithful rendition of the final volume of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and is a truly unique cinematic experience that explores life and memory during the early 20th century.
The film opens in 1922, with Proust on his deathbed, remembering the events of his life through old photographs. Idyllic memories of youth alternate with rich recollections of 19th century Parisian society where the drama of the Great War and the anxieties of the emerging modern era are skewered during spectacular staged soirées and lush, grand parties. In Ruiz’s deft cinematic hands, the film becomes a powerful reflection on cinema’s ability to seize and preserve moments of time. The resulting montage of moving snapshots and feverish dreams make the film the ultimate in Proustian cinema.
Time Regained was an Official Selection at both the Cannes and New York Film Festivals.
“The best movie ever about a writer” – Charles Mudede, The Stranger
“Time Regained is also a triumph of classical cinematic values, reviving Proust’s era with an obsessive attention to detail: the trim of mustaches and the cut of collars, a cortège of umbrellas straight out of a painting by Renoir, and hypnotically opulent furnishings seemingly borrowed from movies of the era.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“… gorgeous, meticulously crafted spectacle …” – Jack Matthews, NY Daily News