Filter Program

August 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Le temps perdu Unclassified 18+
El tiempo perdido

Director: María Álvarez
Country: Argentina (2020)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

View Trailer

Mar del Plata Film Festival’s 2020 Best Argentinean Film winner follows a book group of Proust superfans who have elevated the art of collective reading and sharing to delightful new heights.

For nearly 20 years, a group of senior citizens have been regularly catching up in a cosy Buenos Aires café to read Marcel Proust’s epic masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Despite knowing the passages by heart, the book group’s members continue to find new meaning and relevance in Proust’s famed ruminations on memory and time – especially as they themselves age – and suggestions to branch out to other literature are hastily rebuffed. Proust’s characters have become like friends; with the passing years, his experiences and memories have merged with those of his readers.

Filmed between 2015 and 2019, María Álvarez’s quietly observational black-and-white documentary puts its audience in the café seats to join in the book group’s conversations, laughter and camaraderie. During those four years, they make one full pass through the seven volumes, and Álvarez was there with her camera to intimately capture all the joy, debate and reaction, both emotional and intellectual. The second of a trilogy on art and ageing, Le temps perdu is a captivating, affectionate record of a rapidly vanishing world: one of slow consumption and deep thought, of personal reflection and calm contemplation.

“Echoes of eternity elegantly pervade Le temps perdu … A charming [film] about engaging folk in the twilight of their lives.” – Screen Daily

In Cinema

Wed 11 Aug 10:30 am [11280]
Le temps perdu (102 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Sun 15 Aug 1:45 pm [16511]
Le temps perdu (102 mins)
Kino 1
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

For more venue information and for information about accessible services provided at MIFF this year, please go to miff.com.au/access.

To ensure that MIFF can provide you with the best customer service, if you require any accessibility services that MIFF offers at any MIFF venues, please book your ticket by emailing boxoffice@miff.com.au or by phone on 03 9087 3395.

Director
María Álvarez
Producers
María Álvarez, Tirso Diaz-Jares Rueda
Screenwriter
María Álvarez
Cinematographers
María Álvarez, Tirso Diaz-Jares Rueda
Composers
Claude Debussy, Rosario Castillo
Editor
María Álvarez
Format
Digital

You might like...