Once a month, Vancity Theatre invites a distinguished guest to present his/her favourite film. After the screening, audiences and guests have the opportunity to discuss the movie over drinks and snacks in the lounge.
On Tuesday, May 14, the spotlight is on The Rules of the Game. Dr. Ron Burnett, President and Vice Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, will present the 1939 Jean Renoir film, and discuss it’s place in film history, as well as why it’s one of his favourites.
The Rules of the Game has been described as “a bittersweet masterpiece” of romance, class, manners and hypocrisy on the eve of World War II. In it, André, a French aviation hero, is in love with Christine, who is married to wealthy aristocrat Robert. Robert has a mistress, whom he invites to a weekend hunting party at his estate, along with André. Renoir himself plays Andre’s friend Octave. Below stairs, the servants are also playing musical beds.