Wed 25 - Sat 28 May

To Catch a Thief

Cert. PG

Classics, Festivals & Series

#ExploreFrance – Côte d’Azur

106 mins

In English and French with EN subtitles

USA | 1955 | dir. Alfred Hitchcock, with Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis

Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly) falls under the spell of a suave jewel thief (Cary Grant) on the prowl on the French Riviera. When Truffaut notes that To Catch a Thief was the first picture Hitchcock shot on location in France, he asked what the Englishman thought of the film as a whole. Hitchcock replied, “It was a lightweight story…. It wasn’t meant to be taken seriously. The only interesting footnote I can add is that since I hate royal-blue skies, I tried to get rid of the Technicolor blue for the night scenes. So we shot with a green filter to get the dark slate blue, the real color of night, but it still didn’t come out as I wanted it.” Nonetheless, the film won the Oscar for Best Cinematography at the 1956 Academy Awards.

Wed 25 May 6.30pm
Sat 28 May 5.30pm

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