French Movie Night - Ascenseur pour l'échafaud 

Ascenseur pour l’échafaud – Elevator to the Gallows

Tuesday 12th September at 7.30pm – 1h25 - free entrance.

In French with English subtitles. Free drinks, French crêpe for 2 F$

French thriller and drama directed by Louis Malle, 1958. Starring Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet.

On this month of September, we pay tribute to Jeanne Moreau, one the greatest French actresses, who passed away on 31st July this year. We present three of the best movies she played in, La Baie des anges (6th September), Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (13th September) and Jules et Jim (27th September).

Jeanne Moreau (1928-2017), a French actress, singer, screenwriter and movie director, played in more than 130 movies, among them Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, Les Amants, Moderato cantabile, Eva, Le Journal d'une femme de chambre, Viva María!, La mariée était en noir, La Vieille qui marchait dans la mer... and collaborated with some of the best movie makers like Luis Buñuel, Theo Angelopoulos, Wim Wenders, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michelangelo Antonioni, Joseph Losey, Orson Welles, François Truffaut, Louis Malle, André Téchiné or Bertrand Blier. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Seven Days... Seven Nights (1960), the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for Viva Maria! (1965), and the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea (1992). She was also the recipient of several lifetime awards, including a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996.

Summary :
Florence Carala and her lover Julien Tavernier, an ex - paratrooper want to murder her husband by faking a suicide. But after Julien has killed him and he puts his things in his car, he finds he has forgotten the rope outside the window and he returns to the building to remove it.

Résumé :
Un homme assassine son patron avec l'aide de sa femme dont il est l'amant. Voulant supprimer un indice compromettant, il se retrouve bloqué dans l'ascenseur qui l'emporte sur les lieux du crime.

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