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The Rules of the Game

Opens on June 2

Director: Jean Renoir Run Time: 106 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1939 Language: French

Starring: Anne Mayen, Claire Gerard, Jean Renoir, Julien Carette, Lisa Elina, Marcel Dalio, Mila Parely, Nora Gregor, Odette Talazac, Paulette Dubost, Roland Toutain

New Restoration!

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, THE RULES OF THE GAME, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society expertly cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis’ country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn’t reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here in a gorgeous new 4K restoration. – Janus Films 

In French, German, and English with English subtitles

“There are about a dozen genuine miracles in the history of cinema, and one of them is Jean Renoir’s supreme 1939 tragi-comedy The Rules of the Game.” – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune


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