Le Temps retrouvé d'après l'œuvre de Marcel Proust (Die wiedergefundene Zeit), 1999, Raúl Ruiz

Le Temps retrouvé, d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust (Die wiedergefundene Zeit)

Regie: Raúl Ruiz; Drehbuch: Gilles Taurand, Raúl Ruiz nach dem Roman von Marcel Proust; Kamera: Ricardo Aronovich; Schnitt: Denise de Casabianca; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich, Marcello Mazzarella, Marie-France Pisier, Chiara Mastroianni. FR, 1999, 35mm, Farbe, 162 min. Französisch mit dt. UT

"A friend reminded me of an article by Jacques Bourgeois published in 1946 in the Revue du Cinéma entitled 'Proust and the Cinema.' The author claimed that Proust is easier to film than to read because so many of his narrative procedures, which are so difficult to elaborate in literary terms, are much easier to deal with cinematographically. In a film, the framing aspect is made up of the period, by certain sets and actors, while the narrative is, of course, what happens. I have the impression that these parameters are inverted in Proust: the narrative has become the framing and the framing the narrative, and, except for the First World War, which creates a framing effect in the novel, nothing very important happens, given that everything always returns to the point of origin. We are constantly returning to childhood, to a detail or an experience, with signs of repetition, cyclical elements that are, in the end, the object of the framing. My position was: I filmed the Proustian narrative as a frame. One situation leads to another, time passes; then, after a certain moment, emotion takes over and one ends up loving these absurd characters ... I felt at home filming Proust's universe, because it reminded me of my own films." (Raúl Ruiz)

The Screening on October 26 will take place at the Gartenbaukino. The Viennale and the Film Museum regret that Catherine Deneuve had to cancel her planned visit due to an illness at short notice.