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Jacques Becker at Film Forum

Image: "Rendez-vous in July" directed by Jacques Becker

Film Forum reopens on August 1st! Enjoy the renovated theater with a Jacques Becker retrospective.

“Jacques Becker was the most reflective filmmaker of his generation, and the most scrupulous. If criticism taught him nothing, it was because he had already assessed and reassessed all the problems in his own head. For a long time he was assistant-director to Jean Renoir, who liked to let him do cameos. In Boudu, Becker, young and thin, sits on a bench, puts his head in his hands, reflects, raises his arms toward heaven and declaims, “Poet, take thy lute and give me a kiss.” In Grand Illusion, he is an English officer who crushes his watch in rage rather than have it confiscated by the Germans. This is Becker as revealed by Renoir, the great revealer: restless, anguished, elegant, lyrical, nervous, tormented.”

– François Truffaut


Rendez-vous in July
Year: 1949
Duration: 112 mins

Antoine and Antoinette
Year: 1947
Runtime: 84 mins

Edouard and Caroline
Year: 1951
Runtime: 85 mins

Casque d'Or
Year: 1952
Runtime: 94 mins

Arsenes Lupin
Year: 1957
Runtime: 104 mins

Le trou
Year: 1960
Runtime: 131 mins

Touchez-pas au Grisby
Year: 1954
Runtime: 94 mins

Goupi Mains Rouges
Year: 1943
Runtime: 104 mins

Dernier Atout
Year: 1942
Runtime: 105 mins

Grand illusion
Year: 1937
Runtime: 114 mins

La vie est à nous
Year: 1936
Runtime: 66 mins

Rue de l'Estrapade
Year: 1953
Runtime: 100 mins

For more information and showtimes, please visit Film Forum.