1943, Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 92 min. With Pierre Fresnay, Micheline Francey.
- Fri, Jun 29th 2:00pm
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- Wed, Jul 4th 3:00pm
"Unforgettable...A hellbrew that has not lost a fraction of its flavor." - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
"Propulsive and unsettling...Clouzot's thundering technique and the impassioned performances of his cast lift LE CORBEAU's gossip to something scarifying." - Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice
A milestone of French noir, LE CORBEAU exposed the rancid underside of Nazi-occupied France more bitingly than any other movie. As a result, it offended nearly every faction of French society, from the Church to the Vichy government to the Resistance, and it was banned after the war. A country town is disrupted by a series of poison-pen letters signed by "The Raven." Exposing the dirty secrets of the town's most respected citizens, the malicious missives spread havoc, while suspicions run wild regarding the identity of their author. In French with English subtitles. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)