ESSENTIAL CINEMA

ZAZIE DANS LE METRO

Written by Louis Malle and Jean-Paul Rappeneau from a novel by Raymond Queneau
Cinematography by Henri Raichi

Editing by Kenout Peltier

Original music by Fiorenzo Carpi and Andre Pontin
Cast: Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps
France, 1960, 35mm, color, 89 min.
French with English subtitles

Ten-year-old Zazie doesn’t really think much of adults, and after meeting the ones in her life, who can blame her? As seen through the eyes of the small girl from a French province, the interests, infatuations, and emotions of grown-ups seem rather ridiculous. Brought to Paris to stay with an uncle while her mother has three days of non-stop dalliance with her secret lover, Zazie mainly wants to see le metro. She arrives in the big city on a train, but the idea of travelling underneath the city is more exciting to her. Unfortunately for her, as was customary in the France of those days, there is a strike – this one involving the union of subway workers. Finally escaping the boring household of her uncle, Zazie sets out to explore Paris on her own. This odyssey of a big city experienced by a young girl is what makes Louis Malle’s film ZAZIE DANS LE METRO so charming to me. The humor, well, the humor is a different matter altogether, best judged by the individual viewer. -- Chale Nafus

SCREENING INFO
Tuesday, April 23, 7 PM
AFS at the Marchesa
(6226 Middle Fiskville Rd near Highland Mall)

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