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When You Read This Letter

NEW 4K RESTORATION

(1953) Sister Thérèse (legendary chanteuse and post-war existentialist icon Juliette Gréco) has to quit the convent to run the family stationary store in Cannes (stunningly shot on location) and support her kid sister Irène Galter – who’s involved with lowest of low-lifes Philip Lemaire. And then rape, attempted suicide, blackmail, a faked car accident, a highly misplaced love and an ambiguous conclusion ensue. Melville’s rarest film – his first box office success – was originally dismissed by autuerist critics (and even the director himself) as a sell-out to commercialism, but now seen as an important missing link in Melville’s universe. Never before released in the U.S. or translated – this restoration features new subtitles by Bruce Goldstein


When You Read This Letter
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville
Cast: Juliette Gréco, Philippe Lemaire, Yvonne Sanson...
Year: 1953
Runtime: 104 mins
In French with English subtitles
Released by: Rialto Pictures

Opens in New York on Wednesday, September 12 at Film Forum
 

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