Léon Larive

Highlighted works

  • La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc

    Silent cinema at its most sublimely expressive, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterpiece is an austere but hugely affecting dramatisation of the trial of St Joan.

  • La Règle du jeu

    La Règle du jeu

    Made on the cusp of WWII, Jean Renoir’s satire of the upper-middle classes was banned as demoralising by the French government for two decades after its release.

  • Les Enfants du paradis

    Les Enfants du paradis

    Made during the Nazi occupation of France, Marcel Carne’s romantic epic of the 19th-century theatre world is a life-affirming tribute to love, Paris and the stage.

  • French Cancan

    Renoir’s classic, about an impresario trying to revive the cancan in the Moulin Rouge.

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