CLASSIC CRIMES. FABULOUSLY FRENCH.

Deception and and betrayal. Double-crosses and terrorism. Thrils and irresistible urgency. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens a trio of electrifying suspensful French revivals showcasing crimes in 1960s and 1970s paris. All presented retored 35mm prints from Rialto Pictures.

UN FLIC (A COP) by Jean-Pierre Melville

Released in the United States as Dirty Money, the final film by Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–1973) features Alain Delon as a burned-out police detective, Richard Crenna as a nightclub owner and bank robber, and Catherine Deneuve as the icy woman they both love. The film showcases two trademark heists: a near-wordless bank job on a deserted, seaside street; and a nerve-racking, 20-minute drug snatch done via helicopter-to-train transfer—and back again.

In French with English subtitlesSaturday, Dec 14, 5pmSunday, Dec 15, 7pm

LE PETIT SOLDAT by Jean-Luc Godard

Set in France during the Algerian war for independence, a right-wing secret agent (Michel Subor) for a French terrorist group has deserted the army. When he continually fails to assassinate a woman (Anna Karina in her debut) who is a member of the left-wing Algerian liberation movement, the young man is suspected of being a double agent. Complications arise when the two fall in love. “One of Godard’s starkest and most serious works, shot in infinite tones of gray via available light by the great Raoul Coutard (Breathless), and complete with hair-raising torture sequences. Banned in France for three years for its graphic nature, as well as the explosive political overtones.” – Film Forum (New York)

In French with English subtitlesSaturday, Dec 14, 7pmSunday, Dec 15, 5pm

 

MAX ET LES FERAILLEURS (MAX AND THE JUNKMEN) by Claude Sautet

Independently wealthy Paris detective Max (Michel Piccoli) infiltrates a gang of bank robbers by becoming involved with the leader’s girlfriend (Romy Schneider). Working undercover, Max mentions how easy it would be to knock over a certain bank in the hopes that the gang attempts a robbery – so Max, the detective, can catch them red-handed. Never release in U.S. theaters, this taut thriller with a heart of a great melodrama makes its American debut in a restored 35mm print featuring new English subtitles.

In French with English subtitlesFriday-Saturday, Dec 20-21, 7pmSunday, Dec 22, 5pm

Genral admission : $9

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Law Building 1001 Bissonnet Houston, Texas 77005

French Revivals at MFAH

When
Dec 14-22, 2013
Where
Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77005

CLASSIC CRIMES. FABULOUSLY FRENCH.

Deception and and betrayal. Double-crosses and terrorism. Thrils and irresistible urgency. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens a trio of electrifying suspensful French revivals showcasing crimes in 1960s and 1970s paris. All presented retored 35mm prints from Rialto Pictures.

UN FLIC (A COP) by Jean-Pierre Melville

Released in the United States as Dirty Money, the final film by Jean-Pierre Melville (1917–1973) features Alain Delon as a burned-out police detective, Richard Crenna as a nightclub owner and bank robber, and Catherine Deneuve as the icy woman they both love. The film showcases two trademark heists: a near-wordless bank job on a deserted, seaside street; and a nerve-racking, 20-minute drug snatch done via helicopter-to-train transfer—and back again.

In French with English subtitles
Saturday, Dec 14, 5pm
Sunday, Dec 15, 7pm

 

LE PETIT SOLDAT by Jean-Luc Godard

Set in France during the Algerian war for independence, a right-wing secret agent (Michel Subor) for a French terrorist group has deserted the army. When he continually fails to assassinate a woman (Anna Karina in her debut) who is a member of the left-wing Algerian liberation movement, the young man is suspected of being a double agent. Complications arise when the two fall in love. “One of Godard’s starkest and most serious works, shot in infinite tones of gray via available light by the great Raoul Coutard (Breathless), and complete with hair-raising torture sequences. Banned in France for three years for its graphic nature, as well as the explosive political overtones.” – Film Forum (New York)

In French with English subtitles
Saturday, Dec 14, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 15, 5pm

 

MAX ET LES FERAILLEURS (MAX AND THE JUNKMEN) by Claude Sautet

Independently wealthy Paris detective Max (Michel Piccoli) infiltrates a gang of bank robbers by becoming involved with the leader’s girlfriend (Romy Schneider). Working undercover, Max mentions how easy it would be to knock over a certain bank in the hopes that the gang attempts a robbery – so Max, the detective, can catch them red-handed. Never release in U.S. theaters, this taut thriller with a heart of a great melodrama makes its American debut in a restored 35mm print featuring new English subtitles.

In French with English subtitles
Friday-Saturday, Dec 20-21, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 22, 5pm

 

Genral admission : $9

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