Last two secreenings before the summer break. Serie Les Maitres will come back in September with more French gems.
11 June, Uitkjk Amsterdam
17 June, Filmschuur Haarlem
24 Junie, Filmhuis Lumen Delft
LE BEAU SERGE
Claude Chabrol 1959
With Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy and Michèle Méritz
François (Jean-Claude Brialy) returns to his home town in rural France after many years spent in the city and is struck by how the residents seem to have changed. Appalled by discovering that his childhood friend Serge (Gerard Blain) has become a depressed alcoholic, he decides to help him in any way he can.
Regarded as the film that started the French Nouvelle Vague, Le Beau Serge marked the debut of critic turned director Claude Chabrol.
Shot by Chabrol in his own native town and filmed with the realistic approach that he will subsequently become known for, this highly influential drama tells a personal tale of disillusion, friendship and redemption.
“A bleak, beautifully observed picture of provincial life.” – Time Out
25 June, Uitkjk Amsterdam
1 July, Filmhuis Lumen Delft
8 JulY, Filmschuur Haarlem
UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMMES (Story of Women)
Claude Chabrol 1988
With Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet and Marie Trintignant.
During the Nazi occupation of France, a young woman, Marie (Isabelle Huppert), secretly helps other women to abort. The money made with the clandestine service is used to help out a prostitute friend (Marie Trintignant) and to move away from a husband she can’t love. When Marie starts an affair with a Nazi collaborator, things take a tragic turn for her and her friend.
Centred on a complex and ambiguous character, Une affaire de femmes is one of Chabrol’s most successful and critically acclaimed films.
An engaging ‘feminist’ drama with strong political and ethical undertones, starring a riveting Isabelle Huppert in one of her most memorable performances.
“Claude Chabrol’s Une Affaire de Femmes is not only about the extraordinary, it is extraordinary” – The Washington Post
Serie les Maîtres du Cinema
A celebration of French cinema through the masterpieces of its most renowned directors.
Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Uitkijk Cinema.
All films are screened in 35mm, with English subtitles.
Presented in collaboration with Maison Descartes Institut Francais.