Sun 14 Apr

La Bête Humaine

Cert. PG

Classics

French Classics

The Human Beast

100 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1938 | dir. Jean Renoir, with Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Lantier is a train engineer who falls madly in love with his superior’s wife, Severine. When working one day, he witnesses them both murder their former employer. He decides not to say anything to save the woman he loves… Zola’s powerful study of the ‘best in man’ chimes marvellously with the themes of poetic realism.

Followed by a discussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino Cinema Club)

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Sun 14 Apr