In week three of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts French Film Classics: A Sense of Place,
moviegoers are whisked away to
scenic, sleepy Provence in Claude Berris Jean de Florette
Youd think the 1986 picture (with Yves Montand and Gerard Depardieu) would be a light and whimsical affair, much like 2001s Amélie. Au contraire
. Depardieu and Montand star as a scheming nephew and uncle who will stop at nothing to acquire a neighboring farm; their tactics include murder and intrigue.
Even after heartache and tragedy, goodness prevails in Jean de Florettes
sequel, Manon des Sources, which youll have to rent on your own.
Presented in French with English subtitles, todays 2:30 p.m. screening at the museums Atkins Auditorium (4525 Oak) is free to the public, although tickets are required. Call
Jean de Florette
Sun., Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m.