Time Regained (film)

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Time Regained
Temps retrouve.jpg
Original film poster
Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Produced by Paulo Branco
Screenplay by Raúl Ruiz
Gilles Taurand
Based on In Search of Lost Time
by Marcel Proust
Starring Catherine Deneuve
Emmanuelle Béart
Marcello Mazzarella
John Malkovich
Marie-France Pisier
Vincent Perez
Music by Jorge Arriagada
Cinematography Ricardo Aronovich
Edited by Denise de Casabianca
Gemini Films
France 2 Cinéma
Les Films du Lendemain
Distributed by Gemini Films
Release dates
Running time
162 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $10 million
Box office $4.5 million[1]

Time Regained (French: Le Temps retrouvé) is a 1999 French drama film directed by the Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. It is an adaptation of the final volume of In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. The plot is about the anonymous narrator of In Search of Lost Time who reflects on his past experiences while lying on his deathbed.

The choice to develop the last volume of In Search of Lost Time allows the film to refer to the entire series of books. For example, the film shows an episode of the first novel, Swann's Way, usually referred to as "the lady in pink", as a flashback of Time Regained.

The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[2]



  1. ^ "Le Temps retrouvé", JP's Box-Office.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Time Regained". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 


  • Yann Rocher, "La musique au corps, à propos du Temps retrouvé de Raoul Ruiz", in Dominique Bax (ed.), Théâtres au cinéma, n°14 Raoul Ruiz, March 2003, p. 66-71.

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