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LE SILENCE DE LA MER & 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown


Thursday, May 11

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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.


– Vogue 

“How stylish can you get? Melville’s first feature film, and already his touch is sure.”
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker