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Ascenseur pour l'échafaud

Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (VOF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
August 13th, 2021
Duration
91 min
Cycle
Music!

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Legendary soundrack by Miles Davis.

Lift to the Scaffold
Directed by
Louis Malle
Language
French
Actors
Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly
Origins
France
Year
1957
Duration
91 min
Genre
Film noir
Rating
G
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

Brilliant tour de force by Louis Malle. The soundtrack is a masterpiece.

Lift to the Scaffold
Awards

Louis Malle

Louis Malle, born on October 30, 1932 in Thumeries (Nord) and died on November 23, 1995 in Beverly Hills (California, USA), was a French filmmaker. Malle's early cinema shares many characteristics with the New Wave, but the director then went his own way, guided by his own motivations. Louis Malle directed his first feature film at the age of 25, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1957), an assassination story starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet that played on the codes of film noir and challenged the dramaturgy of classical cinema. For Malle, the spectator must be able to form an opinion, without condemning in advance. After the controversies caused by his films Le Souffle au coeur (1971) and Lacombe Lucien (1974), Malle decides to move to the United States where he will work for a while in Hollywood before returning to France.

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Retour sur le film "Ascenseur pour l'échafaud" - Entrée libre
Ce film noir est considéré comme l'un des premiers longs métrages de la Nouvelle Vague.
About Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
Full Cast
Music
Jeanne Moreau "Mon amour pour Louis Malle" | INA Arditube
About Louis Malle
Filmography
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