Bertrand Tavernier continues his journey into French cinema with four little known - but perfectly charming - films by Henri Decoin, Jean Delannoy, Marcel Bluwal and Claude Autant-Lara. Plus, an introduction to the work of Jacqueline Audry, a groundbreaking filmmaker of her era.
Institut Lumière Sat. 5:15pm
Beating Heart by Henri Decoin (Battement de Cœur, 1940, 1h37)
Arlette (Darrieux), a young orphan, is brought in by Aristide (Saturnin Fabre) to his school of robbers... A movie full of twists, inspired by the great American comedies.
Villa Lumière Thu. 8pm | Institut Lumière Fri. 11:30am
Savage Triangle by Jean Delannoy (Le Garçon sauvage, 1951, 1h58)
Marie (Madeleine Robinson), a prostitute in Marseille, moves in with her son Simon who grew up with a nanny ... Delannoy modesty portrays the close love between a mother and son.
Pathé Bellecour Fri. 2:45pm | Institut Lumière Sat. 7pm
Paris Pick-Up by Marcel Bluwal (Le Monte-charge, 1962, 1h26)
Albert Herbin (Robert Hossein), just released from prison, meets Martha Dravet (Lea Massari). At home, they discover the corpse of her husband... A heavy atmosphere and manipulation in this film of an implacable setting.
Institut Lumière Tue. 9:30am | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 11am
A Woman in White by Claude Autant-Lara (Journal d'une femme en blanc, 1966, 1h50)
Claude Sauvage (Marie-José Nat), a young gynecologist, recounts her last six months at the hospital... Claude Autant-Lara makes a committed film on the burning question of a woman's right to choose.
Pathé Bellecour Wed. 5pm | Institut Lumière Thu. 11:15am
The Pit of Loneliness by Jacqueline Audry (Olivia, 1951, 1h35)
Miss Julie (Edwige Feuillè) and Miss Cara (Simone Simon) run a girls' pension home, whose harmony is disrupted by the arrival of the young Olivia... a feminist film adapted from the novel by Dorothy Bussy.
Cinéma Opéra Thu. 5:45pm | Institut Lumière Sun. 9:45am
School for Coquettes by Jacqueline Audry (L'École des cocottes, 1958, 1h34)
After lessons in good manners, Ginette (Dany Robin) becomes one of the queens of Paris... Humor and wacky characters in this adaptation of a successful vaudeville. With Fernand Gravey, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernard Blier.
Villa Lumière Tue. 11am | Institut Lumière Fri. 4:45pm
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