Simenon 2020: Night at the Crossroads (1932 and 2017)
October 11 only
SIMENON 2020 SERIES
Films from the Father of Film Noir 1932 – 2017
SIMENON 2020 features a wide range of startling films spanning more than eighty years, adapted from the writings of Georges Simenon, the prolific Belgian novelist who became world-famous for his tales of Inspector Maigret and romans durs (“tough novels”).
Sunday, October 11- Maigret!
NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS / LA NUIT DU CARREFOUR (1932)
Simenon’s seminal tale where Maigret stumbles across smugglers, murder, and a mysterious, alluring woman who embodies the clue that allows the Inspector to connect the dots.
(76 min, 1932, France, dir. Jean Renoir) Adaptation by Jean Renoir from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Pierre Renoir, Winna Winfried, Georges Térof, Georges Koudria, Max Dalban.
NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS / LA NUIT DU CARREFOUR (2017)
A more astringent (but no less lurid) version from recent times adapted by Stewart Harcourt and featuring Rowan Atkinson as Maigret.
(88 min, 2017, UK, dir. Sarah Harding) Adaptation by Stewart Harcourt from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Rowan Atkinson, Paul Chahidi, Leo Starr, Ben Caplan, Katherine Kanter, Robin Weaver, Wanda Opalinska, Tom Wlaschiha, Mia Jexen.
*Start times for the second feature are approximate. One screening only at the Little Roxie. Seating is limited, so advisable to order tickets as soon as possible. Attend all of the Sunday shows and be eligible for a free festival pass to THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2020 (playing November 5-8—in the BIG Roxie, of course!).
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