Cinestudio in Hartford Showing the Film 'Grand Illusion' Until Aug. 14

MoviesEntertainmentJean RenoirErich von StroheimTrinity College

Classic cinemaphiles need to head over to Trinity College's Cinestudio sometime this week to catch a brand-spanking new, ultra-high def digital restoration of Jean Renoir's film, Grand Illusion, considered to be one of the best in the antiwar genre — despite the fact that there's not a single shot fired. The action in the black-and-white 1937 film, which takes place during the first World War and centers around a burgeoning friendship between a French officer (Pierre Fresnay) and a German captor (Erich von Stroheim), was Renoir's warning against the threat of militarism in Renoir's time (Joseph Goebbels considered the movie to be a public threat).

 

Grand Illusion

ends Aug. 14, Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford, (860) 297-2463, cinestudio.org.

 

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