Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
7:30pm
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BERTRAND TAVERNIER AND FRENCH NOIR
Closeted Worlds Double Feature!
CASQUE D’OR / THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Co-presented by Midcentury Productions, with the support of the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate.

Read writer Susan King's interview with Bertrand Tavernier here on our blog.

35 mm!

CASQUE D’OR
1952, Janus Films, 96 min, France, Dir: Jacques Becker

Do not miss this sublime masterpiece of romantic French cinema - simultaneously a heartbreaking adult fairy tale and an impressionist rendering of the turn-of-the-century Parisian underworld. The fleeting moments of shared love and erotic passion between Serge Reggiani and Simone Signoret are genuine poetry - moments cut short by the jealous machinations of others.


THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
LES ORGUEILLEUX
1953, Pathé, 103 min, France/Mexico, Dir: Yves Allegret

Was director Yves Allegret “answering” Henri-Georges Clouzot with this film, where the setting is highly reminiscent of the oppressive atmosphere permeating THE WAGES OF FEAR? Here, however, there is no harrowing adventure tale at the dark center of the story - only the ravaged lives of two lost souls (Gérard Philipe, a doctor whose dalliance in a sweltering Mexican town has reduced him to a hopeless drunk; Michèle Morgan, a woman whose life hangs in the balance once her disreputable husband dies during the outset of a raging typhoid epidemic). What happens to these two is the crux of this powerful melo-noir that dares to take both of them to the brink of degradation, with only the barest chance of escape. Adapted by Jean Aurenche from a play by Jean-Paul Sartre.


CASQUE D’OR in French with English subtitles. | THE PROUD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in French and Spanish with English subtitles. Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Mon, Jun 19, 2017 • 7:30pm
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