Simenon 2020: The Clockmaker of St. Paul – Betty
August 23 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, August 23 – Romans durs: neo-noirs from France!
THE CLOCKMAKER OF ST. PAUL / L’HORLOGER DE SAINT-PAUL
Bertrand Tavernier’s debut film! A man (Philippe Noiret) struggles to understand why his son has committed murder and finds increasingly unsettling answers.
(101 min, 1974, France, dir. Bertrand Tavernier) Adaptation by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost & Bertrand Tavernier from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jacques Denis, Yves Alfonso, Julien Bertheau, Clotilde Joano.
Claude Chabrol uses flashbacks and the sad eyes of Marie Trintingant to tell the sad tale of an upper-class girl whose life takes a harrowing turn into the underbelly of society.
(103 min,1992, France, dir. Claude Chabrol) Adaptation by Claude Chabrol from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Marie Trintignant, Stéphane Audran, Jean-François Garreaud, Yves Lambrecht, Christiane Minazolli, Pierre Vernier.
*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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