Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Thu, Oct 6, 2016
7:30pm
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THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2
Jean Gabin Double Feature!
DAYBREAK / THE TRUTH OF OUR MARRIAGE
Co-presented by Midcentury Productions, with the support of the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate
Host Don Malcolm will introduce the films.
DAYBREAK
LE JOUR SE LEVE
1939, Rialto Pictures, 93 min, Dir: Marcel Carné

Six years before they made film history with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, writer Jacques Prévert and director Marcel Carné teamed up for this landmark of French cinema. Jean Gabin, in one of his best performances, plays a foundry employee driven to murder due to complicated romantic entanglements. With Arletty and Jules Berry. In French with English subtitles.


THE TRUTH OF OUR MARRIAGE
LA VERITÉ SUR BÉBÉ DONGE
1952, Gaumont, 110 min, Dir: Henri Decoin

Jean Gabin after World War II became a much different figure in French cinema, more paternal than proletarian. His role in BÉBÉ DONGE, Decoin’s very dark melodrama about a marriage that has literally gone toxic, is one of his least likable roles - but is among his most fascinating performances. His delirious ruminations while lying flat on his back in a hospital bed as he attempts to recover from being poisoned by his wife (played with hauntingly cold precision by Danielle Darrieux) show us just how wrong things can go between man and wife. In French with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Oct 6, 2016 • 7:30pm
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