Tribute to Jacques Becker | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 26 Mar

Tribute to Jacques Becker

Festivals & Series

Complementing the BFI season on Jacques Becker (1-16 March), Ciné Lumière will be showing two of his latest films, Les Aventures d’Arsène Lupin and Le Trou, offering the audience a chance to assess the diversity of his repertoire. While Arsène Lupin recounts the exploits of the famous gentleman thief in a Belle Epoque flamboyant Paris, his minimalist film, Le Trou, praised by Jean-Pierre Melville as “the greatest film of all times”, centres on a group of prisoners attempting to escape. Assistant to Jean Renoir in the 1930’s, Becker shared with him the same sense of poetic realism and humanism. Representative of a certain tradition of French cinema, his work also conveyed features announcing the New Wave.

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