Blonde-tressed Jeanne Moreau and ex-paratrooper lover Maurice Ronet scheme to murder her husband by faking a suicide, but a forgotten rope, a leather-jacketed young punk car thief (Georges Poujouly, the boy of Clément’s Forbidden Games), and a malfunctioning ascenseur conspire to complicate their plans, and then flics Lino Ventura and Charles Denner turn up the heat.

For 24-year-old director Malle, his first feature only a year after co-directing (with Jacques Cousteau) the Palme d’Or-winning documentary The Silent World; for Moreau, already dominant on stage (Maggie the Cat in the Paris production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), her screen-star-making role after nine years and twenty films; for DP Henri Decaë, a breakthrough in near-total avoidance of artificial light during Moreau’s night-time walk down the Champs-Elysées; for Miles Davis, a brooding, legendary jazz score, recorded in a single all-night session.


ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
Directed by: Louis Malle
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet and Lino Ventura
Music by: Miles Davis
Year: 1958
Runtime: 92 mins
in French with English subtitles - DCP restoration

> Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows screens at Film Forum from Friday, August 4 to Thursday, August 17 & on Saturday, August 26.

> Film Forum will also screen Luis Buñuel's Diary of a Chambermaid, starring Jeanne Moreau and Michel Piccoli, from Friday, August 11 to Thursday, August 17.

Film Forum 209 W Houston St New York, NY 10014

Tribute to Jeanne Moreau at Film Forum

When
Aug 4 - Aug 26, 2017
Where
Film Forum
209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014
"Ascenseur pour l'échafaud" by Louis Malle

Blonde-tressed Jeanne Moreau and ex-paratrooper lover Maurice Ronet scheme to murder her husband by faking a suicide, but a forgotten rope, a leather-jacketed young punk car thief (Georges Poujouly, the boy of Clément’s Forbidden Games), and a malfunctioning ascenseur conspire to complicate their plans, and then flics Lino Ventura and Charles Denner turn up the heat.

For 24-year-old director Malle, his first feature only a year after co-directing (with Jacques Cousteau) the Palme d’Or-winning documentary The Silent World; for Moreau, already dominant on stage (Maggie the Cat in the Paris production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), her screen-star-making role after nine years and twenty films; for DP Henri Decaë, a breakthrough in near-total avoidance of artificial light during Moreau’s night-time walk down the Champs-Elysées; for Miles Davis, a brooding, legendary jazz score, recorded in a single all-night session.


ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
Directed by: Louis Malle
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet and Lino Ventura
Music by: Miles Davis
Year: 1958
Runtime: 92 mins
in French with English subtitles - DCP restoration

> Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows screens at Film Forum from Friday, August 4 to Thursday, August 17 & on Saturday, August 26.

> Film Forum will also screen Luis Buñuel's Diary of a Chambermaid, starring Jeanne Moreau and Michel Piccoli, from Friday, August 11 to Thursday, August 17.