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Rear Window (English with French subtitles)
Main screening room
August 13th, 2022
112 min
The essentials

Making lists is an activity moviegoers are fond of. Every year, the same ritual: compilation of the ten best films, with comparative analyses, debates, heated discussions. But what about the ultimate list of the most outstanding films in the history of cinema? That is to say, those films that must be seen, those that have forever transformed the art of cinema, but also our way of seeing a culture, of understanding the world as well as our own lives? This program aims to tackle this challenge with nearly eighty films, produced between 1916 and 1960, while waiting for your lists!

Rear Window
Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
English with French subtitles
James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
112 min
Thriller, mystery

Greenwich Village. In a wheelchair because of a broken leg, the reporter L. B. Jeffries is forced to stay at home. Glued to the window, he observes his neighborhood to pass the time. Witnessing a strange event, the photographer suspects a murder and tries to confound the killer from his privileged observation post.

Rear Window

Alfred Hitchcock

Born in a working-class suburb of London in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock began his career in the film industry as an intertitle designer. He then held various positions on the set, including assistant director. He was given his first projects as a director by producer Michael Balcon, including the acclaimed The Lodger in 1927. Hitchcock then directed the first British talkie, Blackmail, which was a great success. The following films made him one of the most popular British directors of the time, appreciated even in the United States. Producer David O'Selznick invited him to Hollywood, where he directed, from Rebecca in 1940 to The Birds in 1963, from studio to studio, his most famous work. This American career was only interrupted by the war effort (Hitchcock participated as a director and editor) and by the last great success of the director, Frenzy, shot in Great Britain in 1971.


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