La vie de Bohème

Film - Feature | July 13 | 8:30-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Forget Puccini: Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere.

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