Movie projection “La Symphonie Pastorale” of Jean Delannoy
Date: Friday 11th November 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Cambridge, 60 Hills Road, CB2 1LA
Price: Free event for AF member only
The Alliance Française will present on Friday the 11th November at 6pm the screening of “La Symphonie Pastorale”.
La Symphonie pastorale is a 1946 French language film drama directed by Jean Delannoy and starring Michèle Morgan and Pierre Blanchar. The film is based on the novella La Symphonie Pastorale by André Gide. At the 1946 Cannes Film Festival, it won the Grand Prix (equivalent of the Palme d'Or) and the Best Actress award for Michèle Morgan.
The pastor of a mountain village adopts a small blind girl, Gertrude. As Gertrude grows up into an attractive young woman, the pastor, now middle-aged, realises that he is in love with her. To his chagrin, his adopted son, Jacques, is also in love with Gertrude, even though he is shortly to be married to another woman.