Monday, 30 May 2011

Partie de Campagne by Jean Renoir

I have my 1st film studies exam tomorrow and i just watched this Renoir film based on Guy de Maupassant's short story. Maupassant was Jean Renoir's father, Auguste Renoir's(he was a leading painter in development of impressionist style) friend. 
This was like a piece of beautiful poetry. Just like a painting which once you see, you never can forget.
Have you seen this? Have you seen any other Renoir films? Who are your favourite auteurs?

These are my favourite portions, most lyrical ones - where Henriette speaks so passionately about the countryside and when she sees Henri again after all those years, the unspoken emotions visible on her face.

The ending was so poignant. Renoir didn't finish the film. It was later put together. I wonder what would have happened if he had finished it himself or if we never got to this ever.


  1. Thank-you for the comment my lovely, these are pretty! I wish new films were like the old ones xx

  2. Great post and agreed with lilyfm above really wish new films were like the old ones.

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  3. I love old films I will have to see this one!

  4. Oh, this is the first time I read that Guy de Maupassant's short stories were made movies. I only remember one of his writings – The Necklace.

  5. Love the old films! Sooo romantic Renoir! xox!

  6. i need to watch more old films :)

  7. I love Jean Renoir films! I haven't seen this one but my favorite is "Rules of the Game." Just as Jean was influenced by painting (of course, with Auguste!), so Auguste was also influenced by film. Neat, huh? Good luck on your exam. Do you intend to make films? My sister in-law teaches Film Studies at university in Asia (but she attended UCLA and NYU film school). She and my brother direct art films. Fun life!!!

  8. I never watch any Renoir movie
    But I do ♥ oldschool black n white movies :)


  9. this is a great film. I studied jean renoir's La règle du jeu (another of his majour films) for my baccalauréat. :)

  10. seems such a great film
    do you think I should watch this ?

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  11. Good luck for your exams (:

    I will hopefully watch this movie soon.

  12. ♥nice post.)) love your blog.)♥

  13. Very cool. Never seen it, but the clips made me want to see the whole thing.

  14. No hun unfortunately I haven't seen nor this nor another Renoir's movie... but after your post I'll try to find one!:)))

  15. I havent seen it but it sounds really promising, wanna watch it!



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