ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

October 19th, 2016 by PRatt
When:
December 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
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2016-12-11T19:45:00-05:00

(France, 1958 ) Director: Louis Malle. Screenplay by Louis Malle, NoÎl Calef, and Roger Nimier. Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly. Music by Miles Davis.

It may not yet be time for our April in Paris film festival, but this awesome 4K ultra high definition restoration of the debut film of director Louis Malle (who made Lacombe, Lucien and Au revoir les enfants) promises to get you through the winter! Let’s just say that a movie that has what may be the best musical score ever (by Miles Davis), and the first star-making performance of the young and radiant Jeanne Moreau should not be missed! Moreau (Jules et Jim) plays the beautiful wife of a powerful gangster whom she plans to murder with the help of her young lover. But things go wrong when her lover gets trapped in an elevator, and Moreau is left to wander the city, searching for answers. 88 min.
“The dazzlingly passionate close-ups of Moreau suggest the depths of her longing – made unbearably poignant by an exquisite Miles Davis jazz score that became famous in its own right.” David Denby, The New Yorker.

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