La Cage aux Folles (Birds of a Feather)

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Showings

Castro Theatre Sat, Apr 27 6:30 PM
Film Info
Country:France
Italy
Year:1978
Running Time:97 min.
Language:Italian ( with English Subtitles)
Director:Édouard Molinaro
Screenwriter:Jean Poiret
Francis Veber
Èdouard Molinaro
Marcello Danon
Cast:Ugo Tognazzi
Jean Poiret
Michel Serrault
Claire Maurier
Format:DCP
Provided by:Park Circus
Courtesy of:Park Circus

Description

An international blockbuster that begat two sequels and a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, La Cage was adapted from Jean Poiret’s warm-and-winning stage farce about a pair of aging queens—Renato, owner of a scandalous St. Tropez nightclub (Tognazzi), and Albin (Serrault), his transvestite “roommate”—who, through a series of exquisitely timed comic set pieces, attempt to conceal their gay “lifestyle” from the ultraconservative soon-to-be in-laws of Renato’s son.