21:00 TONIGHT, a less know Jean Renoir film Toni, a prime example of a working class film of great craftsmanship and how Poetic Realism influenced future filmmaking. The film is shot out of the studio and with non-professional actors, which was very unusual at the time. This influenced for example the Italian neo-realists later on.
The story follows romantic encounters of a group of immigrants in France in the 30’s. Also a commentary on class relations, it portrays human desires with an accuracy and sensibility of a great master.