Thursday, July 07, 2005

Boireau fille de ferme

FR 1912. PC: Pathé Frères. D: André Deed. Starring André Deed (Boireau), Valentina Frascaroli (Gribouillette). 192 m /16 fps/ 11'. B. 5412. Fine print AFF. ♪ Neil Brand. Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Following Bulletin Pathé: Gribouillette, the daughter of a fat Normandy land agent, has four suitors: a fireman, a land agent, the clerk of a notary office, and Boireau the stable boy, the only one who has managed to win her heart. The father dreams of a good match for his daughter: the three other suitors have his support. Boireau dresses up as Gribouillette and receives, in his way, her suitors. – Both André Deed and his real-life wife Valentina Frascaroli are seen in drag as they change parts. AD is quite funny as the feisty "country girl".

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