Accompanied by his astute charm and cinematic knowledge, Marcel begins with a tribute to his father with stories and nostalgic footage of Max Ophuls’ most stunning works. Cinephiles’ mouths will water as Marcel reads a letter from Stanley Kubrick or talks about his great friendship with François Truffaut. Ophuls’ film and artistic influences go as wide as Frank Capra, the Marx Brothers, Bogart, Lubitsch, and Brecht. His stories range from historical and familial to personal dreamlike accounts, such as his near romantic night with an aged Marlene Dietrich. Certainly none of his tales border on the banal.