Until the end of January, we can visit the exhibition entitled "Fufu" the trail of secrets on the 40th anniversary of the death of Louis de Funès". The author of the presentation is dr Joanna Bochaczek-Trąbska.
Louis de Funès (born Louis Germain David de Funès de Galarza) (July 31, 1914 in Courbevoie – January 27, 1983 in Nantes) was a film actor, theatre actor and screenwriter, counted among the most outstanding comedians in the history of French cinema.
No one was as adorable as he was, and few smiled so rarely. Louis de Funès knew that a sense of humour was a very serious matter, and that it was best to use a poker face to evoke hilarity. His style of playing was distinguished by: dynamics, a wide range of facial expressions, grimaces, exaggerated gestures, shouts, jumps, impatience. He learned from Charlie Chaplin and Donald Duck, but the best teacher of expressing creative expression was his mother. He demanded perfection from himself as well as from others, and although he was considered a master of improvisation, he was a supporter of doubles – sometimes he demanded a dozen or so repetitions. He played the role of a rabbi, conductor, German soldier, director of a ballet company. As a gendarme, he tracked down thugs and aliens, in the role of Juve commissioner he tried to figure out the mystery of the phantomas and, being the owner of a famous restaurant, he was looking for the kidnapped president.
For many, de Funès is a unique, outstanding artist, and his roles are timeless. Although he made his spectacular career in the second half of his life, his films are still considered cult and bring a smile to our faces. Success did not change his character, the only extravagance he allowed himself was the purchase of the Clermont castle in Le Cellie on the Loire, which became a real refuge for him. He avoided the light of jupiters, banquets and splendor. He preferred fishing and growing roses, which stole his heart. The garden gave him peace and solace, which he needed so much, there he regenerated his strength after a heart attack. In 1980 he received an honorary César for lifetime achievement.