The 39th Portland International Film Festival: MARGUERITE

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“Imagine a collaboration between Vladimir Nabokov and Billy Wilder and you will have some idea of the riches provided by this tragicomedy from writer-director Xavier Giannoli and co-writer Marcia Romano. A 1920’s French would-be opera diva (Catherine Frot), of great wealth and zero singing talent, finds her intricate fantasy of artistic accomplishment enabled by Madelbos (Denis Mpunga), a butler with his own aesthetic strivings. Meanwhile, her long-suffering husband (André Marcon) remains terrified of telling his wife the truth, and perhaps most memorably, her financially needy singing-coach, spouts his self-serving euphemism, ‘sublimity and the ridiculous are never far apart,’ a phrase that distills Marguerite’s ironic, anguished wisdom.” —Telluride Film Festival. (129 mins.)

Sponsored by TV5MONDE and Alliance Française.

 

The 39th Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Delta Airlines, LAIKA, Willamette Week, Regal Entertainment Group, Travel Portland, Umpqua Bank, The Autzen Foundation, Amtrak Cascades, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Eastund, Voodoo Doughnut, TV5Monde, and many others.

MARGUERITE screens Saturday, February 13 at 8:45pm at the Moreland Theater and on Thursday, February 18 at 5:45pm at Regal Fox Tower. The film is being presented as part of our 39th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets available online and at the door.

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