Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Sep 6, 2018
7:30pm

THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 4
Double Feature!
FEVER RISES AT EL PAO / SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH
Presented by Midcentury Productions and the American Cinematheque, with the support of the French Film & TV office, French Consulate.
Introduction by Don Malcolm.
FEVER RISES AT EL PAO
LA FIEVRE MONTE A EL PAO
1959, Janus Films, 97 min, France/Mexico, Dir: Luis Buñuel

In Luis Buñuel’s incendiary LA FIEVRE MONTE A EL PAO, Gérard Philipe plays an idealistic reformer who becomes embroiled in complex political intrigue when a repressive dictator is assassinated. Among the supporting cast are many of Mexico’s most celebrated and distinguished actors (Roberto Cañedo, Andres Soler, Victor Junco, Domingo Soler), topped by the legendary Maria Felix as the conniving widow of the fallen dictator. Legendary cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa captures both the heat and the stark angles of an island paradise thrust into a seemingly endless inferno.


SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH
UNE SI JOLIE PETITE PLAGE
1949, Pathe, 91 min, France/Netherlands, Dir: Yves Allégret

In endless rain on France’s Breton coast, Gérard Philipe gives his most unforgettable performance as a man on the run in Yves Allegret’s UNE SI JOLIE PETITE PLAGE. It’s surely one of the bleakest - and wettest - noirs of all time, with an unforgettable cast of cynical and compromised characters, with Madeleine Robinson as the only ray of light in Philipe’s desperate attempt to escape his plight.


FEVER RISES AT EL PAO in French and Spanish with English subtitles. SUCH A PRETTY LITTLE BEACH in French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Sep 6, 2018 • 7:30pm

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