Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jun 19, 2015
7:30pm

THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT: RARE FRENCH FILM NOIR, 1948-1963
Brigitte Bardot Double Feature!
THE TRUTH / LOVE IS MY PROFESSION
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Mid-Century Productions, with the support of the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate.

For more on the series "The French Had A Name For It," visit MidcenturyProductions.com.

THE TRUTH
LA VERITÉ
1960, Sony Repertory, 130 min, France/Italy, Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Brigitte Bardot tops her amazing work with Godard and Vadim in this scorching portrait of amour fou. She stars as Dominique, a hedonistic free spirit on trial for the murder of her lover, musician Sami Frey. Clouzot breaks ground in his fearless look at private insecurities, revealing what supposedly constitutes a “sordid” lifestyle, and why it is so threatening to bourgeois society. Co-written by Clouzot and his wife, Véra (star of DIABOLIQUE). Winner of the 1961 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. In French with English subtitles.


LOVE IS MY PROFESSION
EN CAS DE MALHEUR
1958, 105 min, France/Italy, Dir: Claude Autant-Lara

Distinguished lawyer Jean Gabin defends Brigitte Bardot, a prostitute who has committed a robbery. After he gets her acquitted, she becomes his mistress. Alas, Gabin’s efforts to teach Bardot some class run into trouble in the form of her other lover - a handsome young student (Franco Interlenghi) with a murderous temper. With Edwige Feuillère. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon. In French with English subtitles.


Screening format: 35mm (THE TRUTH) and DVD (LOVE IS MY PROFESSION)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jun 19, 2015 • 7:30pm

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