Carnival in Flanders

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Carnival in Flanders ★★★½ La Kermesse Heroique 1935

When Spanish invaders enter a small 17th century Flemish village they discover all the men have diappeared. So it's up to the women to save the town from destruction—and they decide to do it by seducing the invaders. Classic French costume farce with a witty script and fine performances. In French with English subtitles. 90m/B VHS . FR Francoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Jean Murat, Andre Aleme, Micheline Cheirel; D: Jacques Feyder; C: Harry Stradling Sr.; M: Louis Beydts. N.Y. Film Critics '36: Foreign Film; Venice Film Fest. '36: Director (Feyder).