The ‘Golden Age’ of French film-making came along in the 1930s and early 1940s. It was an era of historical epics, of satire and gritty realism on screen. The First World War and the class divisions in French society were common themes. René Clair, Marcel Pagnol and Jean Renoir, the fathers of modern French cinema, were all at work.
“I just wanted to make a movie, even a pleasant movie, but a pleasant movie that would at the same time function as a critique of a society I considered rotten to the core…” Jean Renoir on La Règle du Jeu
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