LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
Wednesday, May 3
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Based on a novel by Jean Cocteau
(1950) Nemesis and crush object Renée Cosima clobbers all-too-sensitive Edouard Dermit with a snowball at his boy’s school, but his most intense relationship is with his own sister Nicole Stéphane, in an overwhelming performance. From Jean Cocteau’s 1929 novel, but, as Cocteau admitted, definitively Melville’s film. 35mm print courtesy BFI, London. Approx. 105 min.
“PSYCHOLOGICAL ACUITY. UNSETTLING, SURREAL ATMOSPHERE.”
– Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice