Lawrence O'Toole
April 08, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Carnival in Flanders

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Francoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet
director
Jacques Feyder
genre
Foreign Language

We gave it an A

Jacques Feyder’s astonishing re-creation of a 17th-century Flemish town called Boom, which was once under Spanish occupation, is like a Bruegel painting come to life. Carnival In Flanders‘ story is a charmer: When the Spanish return, the town’s men flee, but the women fete the conquerors and get on their good side. A delight. A

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