Swann in Love (film)

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Swann in Love
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Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
Produced by Volker Schlondorff
Margaret Menegoz
Written by
Music by
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Edited by Françoise Bonnot
Distributed by Orion Classics
Box office 807,611 admissions (France)[1]

Swann in Love (French: Un amour de Swann, German: Eine Liebe von Swann), is a 1984 Franco-German film directed by Volker Schlöndorff. It is based on volume 1 of Marcel Proust's 1919 novel In Search of Lost Time, typically translated as Swann's Way. It was nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards.


Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She seems to enjoy his company, for which he pays, but considers herself free to socialise and sleep where she pleases, particularly with a rival called de Forcheville. Swann’s passion turns to consuming jealousy, which leads him eventually to accept the social stigma of marrying her. One old friend, the overtly gay Charlus (Alain Delon), stays sympathetic.[2]



  • Nominee Best Costume Design - BAFTA (Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle)
  • Nominee Best Foreign Language Film - BAFTA (Volker Schlöndorff, Magaret Menegoz)
  • Winner Best Production Design - Cesar Awards (Jacques Saulnier)
  • Winner Best Costume Design - Cesar Awards (Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle)


  1. ^ Box office information on film at Box Office Story
  2. ^ Created from French|Un amour de Swann|date=January 2011

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