Maria Chapdelaine (1934 film)

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Maria Chapdelaine
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Directed byJulien Duvivier
Produced byLéon Beytout
Alex Nalpas
René Pignières
Written byLouis Hémon (novel)
Julien Duvivier
Gabriel Boissy
StarringMadeleine Renaud
Jean Gabin
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Music byJean Wiener
CinematographyMarc Fossard
Jules Kruger
Edited byClaude Ibéria
Production
company
Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie
Distributed byPathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
4 December 1934
Running time
77 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

Maria Chapdelaine is a 1934 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Madeleine Renaud, Jean Gabin and Jean-Pierre Aumont.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1913 novel of the same title by Louis Hémon set in rural Quebec about a young woman who becomes involved with a farmer, trapper and an immigrant drifter from Paris. The story was adapted again for a 1950 film directed by Marc Allégret.

Production[edit]

The film's sets were designed by art director Jacques Krauss. Location shooting took place in Canada around Lake Mistassini. Some post-production work was also done at the Neuilly Studios in Paris.

Reception[edit]

The film was a box office success on its release, ending a run of financial failures for Duvivier.[2] It was awarded the French Grand Prix, and was screened at the Venice Film Festival where it was given a Special Mention. A review in the New York Times praised it as "stirring, full-bodied and tremulously beautiful".[3]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCann p.71-72
  2. ^ McCann p.72
  3. ^ McCann p.72

Bibliography[edit]

  • McCann, Ben. Julien Duvivier. Oxford University Press, 2017.

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