Céleste (film)

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Directed by Percy Adlon
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
Written by Percy Adlon who based the screenplay on Céleste Albaret's memoir Monsieur Proust[1]
Starring Eva Mattes as Céleste Albaret
Juergen Arndt as Monsieur Proust
Norbert Wartha as Odilon
Wolf Euba as Robert Proust
Music by Cesar Franck played by the Bartholdy-Quartet
Sound by Rainer Wiehr
Cinematography Jürgen Martin
Edited by Clara Fabry
Distributed by A Pelemele Film production with BR
Release dates
  • 23 April 1982 (1982-04-23)
Running time
107 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

Céleste is a 1982 German film by Percy Adlon about the life of the French writer Marcel Proust as he lay in his bed from 1912 to 1922; the story is told through the eyes of his real life maid, Céleste Albaret. She waited decades before writing her own book about the experience which was adapted for the screen by Percy Adlon.[citation needed]

Village Voice called the film "one of the most profound tributes one art form has ever paid to another."[citation needed]


  1. ^ Monsieur Proust: souvenirs; recueillis par Georges Belmont. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1973

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