Ascenseur pour l’échafaud | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 22 Oct

Ascenseur pour l’échafaud

Cert. PG

Classics, Festivals & Series, Special Screenings

Tribute to Jeanne Moreau

Lift to the Scaffold

88 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1958 | dir. Louis Malle, with Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

Florence and her ex-paratrooper lover Julien scheme to murder her husband by faking a suicide, but a forgotten rope and malfunctioning lift conspire to complicate their plans. In his mesmerising debut feature, Louis Malle brought together the beauty of Jeanne Moreau, the camerawork of Henri Decaë, and a new legendary score by Miles Davis.

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

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