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108 Ratings

Swann in Love

Un amour de Swann

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
West Germany, France, 1984


Against his friends’ wishes, a wealthy bachelor falls for and marries a courtesan who doesn’t share his feelings.

Swann in Love Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1985 | 2 nominations including: Best Costume Design

César Awards

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Production Design

Critics reviews

They said it couldn’t be done, and strictly speaking, it hasn’t been. Proust is ultimately as unfilmable a writer as they come, and any attempt to translate his work to the screen has to be chancy undertaking. But if we approach Swann in Love as variations on a theme by Proust — a work in its own right, and not an effort to translate the untranslatable — then director Volker Schlöndorff’s elegant film emerges as much finer than critics have admitted.
March 01, 1986
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