- LE COMBAT DANS L’ÎLE
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(1962, Alain Cavalier) Marriage to rich factory owner’s son Trintignant ain’t easy for Romy Schneider with his frequent unexplained absences and frightening outbursts of insane jealousy. And what’s that carefully wrapped anti-tank bazooka doing in the hall closet? But warm and friendly printer Henri Serre (Jules and Jim’s Jim) is a friend to turn to. Gripping triangle drama/thriller, shot by the great Pierre Lhomme. Approx. 104 min. 35mm.
WED 1:30, 5:35, 9:40 THU 1:30, 5:35
“Not to be missed. Cavalier's subtly committed and beautifully crafted thriller investigates the political dilemmas of early 1960s France under the guise of a love triangle. It stars three of the most accomplished actors of European cinema of the period--Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Henri Serre (Jim of Jules and Jim)--at their absolute peak here. It captures the fractured nature of France, fresh from the Algerian war, in a striking manner.”
– Elliott Stein, The Village Voice
“Thanks to Pierre Lhomme’s silvery and smoky cinematography and the natural gorgeousness of the cast — beautiful to behold."
– AO Scott, The New York Times
“Fascinatingly nervy… Pierre Lhomme's scintillating, jagged black-and-white cinematography is ahead of its time.”
– Vadim Rizov, The Village Voice
“A marriage tested and questioned, a globe-trotting thriller, a tale of a woman's dawning political awareness, a snapshot of the turbulence simmering underneath a nation's jazzy patina… Pierre Lhomme's black-and-white cinematography shimmers sharply.”
– Slant Magazine
(1973, Pierre Granier-Deferre) 1940, and on a refugee train lighting out just ahead of the blitz, radio repairman/father-to-be JLT and German/Jewish woman of mystery Romy Schneider play out a cattle-car Brief Encounter with German strafings, intercut b&w newsreels, and a chilling final twist. Adapted from a Georges Simenon novel. Approx. 95 min. 16mm.
WED 3:40, 7:40 THU 3:40