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Wed 20 July
20:30
Fri 22 July
18:20

Lift to the Scaffold PG

Part of Celebrating Film Noir
France, 1958, Louis Malle, 88m.

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a legendary jazz score by trumpeter Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. A career touchstone for its director and female star, Lift to the Scaffold was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen.

Cast:
Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

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