Here is a rare opportunity to discover or rediscover the first of many film adaptations of Louis Pergaud's novel during Films on the Green Festival. Yves Robert, well know for his movies ''My Father's Glory'' and ''My Mother's Castle,'' based on Marcel Pagnol's memories, directs in La Guerre des Boutons an anti-war comedy and a charming family-movie.
It's FREE and shown IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
WAR OF THE BUTTONS | LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS
Directed by Yves Robert (1962)
Not Rated | Comedy | 90 min
Based on the novel La Guerre des Boutons by Louis Pergaut, Editeur Mornay, 1912, France.
War of the Buttons, published in the United Kingdom by Walker Publishing House, 1968.
With every new school year, children from the village of Longeverne quarrel with those from Velrans. One year, Braque and his friends come up with the idea of pulling the buttons off from their rivals’ clothes so that they will get punished by their parents. Inevitably, war breaks out between the two groups of kids...
“It is too bad that all the hostilities in this world cannot be as harmless and droll as those represented in "The War of the Buttons." –New York Times
DATE: Friday June 15, 2012
LOCATION: Washington Square Park
More information: http://www.newyorkinfrench.net/profiles/blogs/films-on-the-green-fe...
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