Two Timid Souls (Les deux timides)



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, Jul 17, 2019 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Program:Lumières Françaises
Release Year:1928
Runtime:87 min
Language:No Dialogue
Print Source:San Francisco Silent Film Festival Collection
Director:René Clair
Executive Producer:Alexandre Kamenka
Cinematographer:Robert Batton
Nicolas Roudakoff
Composer:Katie Condon
Principal Cast:Pierre Batcheff
Jim Gerald
Vera Flory
Maurice de Feraudy
Yvette Andreyor
Filmography:The Lace Wars (1965)
En compagnie de Max Linder (1964)
Four Fables of Love (1962)


Original Title: Les deux timides

This very rare screening will be accompanied by acclaimed local musician Katie Condon, in partnership with Syncopated Silents.

When the timid Fremissin (Pierre Batcheff), a lawyer, does a horrible job of getting his client, Thibaudier (Maurice de Féraudy), off on charges of assault, the brute vows to enact revenge. Years later, Fremissin falls in love with an equally timid girl who just happens to be engaged to Thibaudier. The pioneering director René Clair described the story as a "vaudeville-nightmare” and yet brings his lightest touch to the tension, result in a film that is at once technically astounding and utterly charming.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Lumiéres Françaises highlights an exciting new generation of rising French-language talent on both sides of the camera, from rebellious comedies to exquisite dramas and vivid documentaries.