Aero Theatre
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Sun, Oct 9, 2016
7:30pm
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THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2
Double Feature!
MANON / THE DAMNED
Co-presented by Midcentury Productions, with the support of the French Film & TV Office, French Consulate.
Host Don Malcolm will introduce the films.
Archival 35mm Print!

MANON
1949, 96 min, Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot

One of director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s most neglected masterpieces and winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1949, MANON was his blistering response to the hypocritical reaction in France to LE CORBEAU. Updating Abbe Prevost’s classic novel to postwar France, the film stars newcomer Cécile Aubrey (sex-kitten precursor to Brigitte Bardot) as a prostitute who is condemned as a collaborationist for sleeping with Germans during the war. She’s rescued from the noose by a smitten resistance fighter (Michel Auclair) – but once the couple flees from Normandy, Manon’s desire for the good things in life leads her directly to Parisian black markets and brothels, a debauched course that can result only in self-destruction. With Serge Reggiani. In French with English subtitles.


Remastered DCP!

THE DAMNED
LES MAUDITS
1947, Cohen Films, 105 min, Dir: René Clément

Claustrophobic action on the high seas has never been so packed with tension when a doctor (Henri Vidal) kidnapped by a group of desperate Nazis fleeing for South America in a submarine must keep the mistress of a general (Florence Marly) alive and somehow escape his own death at the hands of the absconding war criminals. René Clément brilliantly depicts a deadly cat-and-mouse game in the tightest of all possible spaces. The film was the recipient of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1947. With Marcel Dalio, Anne Campion, Michel Auclair and Paul Bernard. In French with English subtitles.


Screening formats: 35mm (MANON), DCP (THE DAMNED)
Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 9, 2016 • 7:30pm
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