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Montparnasse 19 (Les amants de Montparnasse) by Jacques Becker, Max Ophüls



Montparnasse 19 (Les amants de Montparnasse) by Jacques Becker, Max Ophüls

Marking the centenary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), the Italian Cultural Institutes in Melbourne and Sydney organize a double event: the online screening of Montparnasse 19, film by Jacques Becker (Thursday 9th July) and a lecture online, Modigliani: A Bohemian Life by the art historian Dr. Roberta Crisci (Thursday 16th July).

Montparnasse 19 (Les amants de Montparnasse) directed by Jacques Becker, Max Ophüls [France, Italy, 108', 1958] in French with English subtitles.

The film chronicles the last days of the alcoholic, tubercular artist Amedeo Modigliani in Montparnasse, Paris, his troubled existence characterized by economic dependence on patron Leopold Zborowski, his relations with his muses, and the fiasco of his only exhibition at the Galerie Berthe Weill. The cast of the movie is: Gérard Philipe (Modigliani), Lilli Palmer (B. Hastings), Anouk Aimée (J. Hébuterne), Lea Padovani (Rosaline), Gérard Séty (L. Zborowsky) and Lino Ventura (Morel).

A favorite of Jean-Luc Godard, this portrait of a dying artist was intended to be made by Max Ophüls, but the legendary filmmaker fell ill before production. Jacques Becker, hand-picked by Ophüls, took over and made it his own, crafting a moving film for the ages, filled with humanism and sincerity.

The screening is organized in collaboration with the streaming service platform MUBI.

Please register to the event using this link: click here

You will receive an email with the link to the screening page and an invite code to enter.

MUBI is a distributor, producer and subscription-based streaming service which offers online streaming of a curated selection of films. It has an ever-changing collection of films: a new movie is introduced to its subscribers every day, and it’s available on the site for the theatrical equivalent of a limited run. After 30 days, it’s gone.


Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

In collaboration with : IIC Sydney, MUBI

Entrance : Free