Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Moliere (Movie Review), June 6, 2008 ****

Moliere by Laurent Tiraud

Kino/Dendy, Brighton Bay

Reviewer: Kate Herbert

Moliere is probably the most famous and successful French playwright and this year Melbourne sees two modern translations of his Tartuffe (Malthouse February, MTC October). Moliere, Laurent Tiraud’s lavishly designed and superbly acted French film, depicts Moliere’s 17th century France and guesse the creative origins of his social satires that changed the face of theatrical comedy. His acerbic dialogue and story lines originate from the lives of the rich whom he satirises.

by Kate Herbert

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