La Cage aux Folles (Birds of a Feather)

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Castro Theatre Sat, Apr 27 6:30 PM
Film Info
Running Time:97 min.
Language:French and some 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:35 mm
Provided by:Park Circus
Courtesy of:Park Circus


1978. France/Italy. Directed by E´douard Molinaro. Screenplay by Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, E´douard Molinaro, Marcello Danon. With Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier. In French and some Italian with English subtitles. 97 min.

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.

35 mm print courtesy of Park Circus.
Image: © United Artists/Photofest

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