Jean Grémillon

Lumière d’été

Lumière d’été

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.

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Eclipse Series 34: Jean Grémillon During the Occupation

Jean Grémillon

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Lumière d’été
Cast
Madeleine Renaud
Cri-Cri
Pierre Brasseur
Roland
Madeleine Robinson
Michèle
Paul Bernard
Patrice
Georges Marchal
Julien
Léonce Corne
Tonton
Charles Blavette
Vincent
Jeanne Marken
Louise
Henri Pons
Amédée
Gérard Lecomte
Dany
Marcel Lévesque
Monsieur Louis
Raymond Aimos
Ernest
Credits
Director
Jean Grémillon
Produced by
André Paulvé
Screenplay and dialogue by
Jacques Prévert
Screenplay and dialogue by
Pierre Laroche
Cinematography
Louis Page
Art direction
Max Douy
Art direction
Alexandre Trauner
Art direction
Léon Barsacq
Editor
Louisette Hautecoeur
Music
Alexis Roland-Manuel

From The Current

Eclipse Series 34: Jean Grémillon During the Occupation
Eclipse Series 34: Jean Grémillon During the Occupation

Trained as a musician, Jean Grémillon became one of French cinema’s most lyrical artists. His most beloved films were made during World War II.

By Michael Koresky

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