LE SILENCE DE LA MER & 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown
Wednesday, May 10
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
(1949) Billeted in a village home, “good German” Wehrmacht officer Howard Vernon gets the silent treatment, but still discourses on his deep cultural Francophilia — but there’s a bitter disillusionment in store. Shot on a shoestring at the actual home of original author Vercors. Plus short 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown (1946), the great Beby, with Melville narrating his first film. DCPs courtesy Institut Français. Approx. 105 min.
“How stylish can you get? Melville’s first feature film, and already his touch is sure.”
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker