Swann In Love (Un Amour De Swann)

Un Amour De SwannBBB.5

(out of 5)


Sometimes flat but often engrossing adaptation of Marcel Proust’s novel, directed by Academy Award-winner Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum).  plays an aristocrat in 19th-century Paris who won’t let go of his first consuming love for a famous courtesan (). Though she does conduct an affair with him, she makes no effort to appease his desire of being his and his alone, driving him to an obsessive jealousy that makes him a mockery among his friends. Schlondorff’s camera is slow and sturdy, but the script sometimes gets too brainy and prevents you from getting too engrossed in the characters’ emotions (a similar story in a similar setting like The Age of Innocence is much more passionate by comparison). The lush settings and fantastic acting more than make up for the film’s drawbacks. Two standouts in the supporting cast are small appearances by two of France’s greatest actresses, and .


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France/West Germany, 1984

Directed by

Screenplay by , , , Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by , Martin Wiebel

Music by , ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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British Academy Award Nominations
Best Costume Design
Best Foreign Language Film

Cesar Awards
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design


Set of "A Love of Swann"SWANN IN LOVE, (aka UN AMOUR DE SWANN), Jeremy Irons (left), Ornella Muti (right), 1984, © Orion

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