Céleste (film)

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Directed by Percy Adlon
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
Written by Percy Adlon
Based on Céleste Albaret's memoir Monsieur Proust[1]
Starring Eva Mattes as Céleste Albaret
Jürgen Arndt as Monsieur Proust
Norbert Wartha as Odilon Albaret
Wolf Euba as Robert Proust
Music by César Franck, played by the Bartholdy Quartet
Cinematography Jürgen Martin
Edited by Clara Fabry
pelemele Film
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Distributed by Filmverlag der Autoren
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[2] which was adapted for the screen by Percy Adlon.

Andrew Sarris called the film "one of the most profound tributes one art form has ever paid to another."[3]


  1. ^ Monsieur Proust: souvenirs; recueillis par Georges Belmont. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1973
  2. ^ Emmanuelle Giuliani, "Céleste Albaret, la muse de Proust", La Croix, 26 July 2007
  3. ^ Andrew Sarris, "Footnotes on Proust, Grace, Reed, and Connors", The Village Voice, vol. 27, no. 51, September 28, 1982

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