MONELLE + SHADOW AND LIGHT
October 13 only
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOST CONTINENT
Reclaiming the Glories of France’s “Cinéma de Papa”
Join us for a special matinée double feature on Sunday, October 13, for two final entries this year in Don Malcolm’s series, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAST CONTINENT — bringing to light classic films from a period in French film rarely seen by American audiences.
MONELLE / LES AMOUREUX SONT SEULS AU MONDE
MONELLE (1948) stars the incomparable Louis Jouvet and incandescent Dany Robin in a bittersweet story of music and misplaced love. A beautiful young piano prodigy (Robin) is on her way to success in the hands of her mentor (Jouvet), but she creates a crisis when she falls in love with him. Director Henri Decoin, known for his noirs, proves flawless in his direction of this charming, heart-churning melodrama.
LIGHT AND SHADOW / OMBRE ET LUMIÈRE
It’s followed by a tense tale of love, betrayal and Tchaikovksy, played out in a love triangle populated by two half-sisters (Simone Signoret and Maria Casares). Filled with atmospheric imagery, tensely choreographed exchanges, and suspenseful flashbacks, this film lives up to its title: SHADOW AND LIGHT (1951).
Will the spurned one succeed in sabotaging her vulnerable virtuoso sister’s return to the stage after a troubled hiatus? Director Henri Calef, aided by his legendary stars, digs deep into this fascinating tale of sisterly competition.
One screening only at the Little Roxie. Seating is limited, so best to order tickets as soon as possible.
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