Marcel Ophuls, the French filmmaker who created The Sorrow and The Pity and Sense of Loss, arrives in Cambridge Monday for a week-long retrospective of his work sponsored by West European Studies. Seven Ophuls films, including two world premiers, will be screened and discussed afterwards by the director.
Ophuls, who is son of the famed director Max Ophuls, is the first of a series of French film figures who will come to Harvard under the auspices of West European Studies, including Philippe de Broca, Roberto Rossellini, Claude Chabrol, and Francois Truffaut.
The Sorrow and The Pity, a four-hour documentary dealing with the occupation of France during World War II, won Ophuls widespread recognition in this country. Its prelude, never before shown, will be screened on Wednesday under the title "Munich, ou la Paix pour Cent Ans." Meanwhile, Ophuls's latest production, Sense of Loss, about conflict in Northern Ireland, will be showing commercially at the Central Cinema.
The week's events will also include a critics' round-table on Saturday. Ophuls will subsequently make a tour of campuses around the country.
THE SCREENOff the Wall. Someone named Larry just walked in here with reams of paper and enthusiasm about a new movie
La RondeAn intriguing and French little comedy, La Ronde possesses a wealth of amoral irony and a pleasantly fatalistic attitude toward
Northern Ireland: The Life MissedA HAGGARD, HONEY-HAIRED 37-year-old mother of seven children spoke to me last July in the locker room of a Catholic
A Sense of ParadoxThe worst thing you can say about Marcel Ophuls is that whatever his politics, artistically he is a bourgeois humanist--mawkish,
The French Occupation and the JewsS EVERAL YEARS AGO Marcel Ophuls's documentary film The Sorrow and the Pits reopened the painful subject of French behavior
La Vie Extraordinaire de Lola MontesM AX OPHULS' camera motions create the famous 'romanticism' of his films. The pans and traveling shots of The Exile