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Three by Clouzot

Quai des Orfévres, 1947

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is screening three newly restored films from iconic master of suspense and film noir, often referred to as the "French Hitchcock", filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot


JUNE 29 – JULY 4

Le Corbeau (The Raven) 
1943 | 92 min | With Pierre Fresnay & Micheline Francey
In this milestone of film noir, a country town is disrupted by a series of poison-pen letters signed by "The Raven." Exposing the dirty secrets of the town's most respected citizens, the malicious missives spread havoc, while suspicions run wild regarding the identity of their author. 
Fri, 6/29 2:00 PM | Sat, 6/30 3:00 PM | Mon, 7/2 7:45 PM | Wed, 7/4 3:00 PM 

Quai des Orfévres (Jenny Lamour)
1947 | 105 min | With Louis Jouvet & Suzy Delair
When a lecherous producer is bludgeoned to death with a champagne bottle, a rumpled police detective from the Quai des Orfèvres (the Paris equivalent of Scotland Yard) is assigned to the case. Suspicion falls on a music-hall floozy, her jealous husband, and her lesbian admirer.
Fri, 6/29 4:00 PM | Sat, 6/30 5:00 PM | Wed, 7/4 5:00 PM | Thurs, 7/5 6:00 PM 

JULY 13 – 18 

L'Assassin Habite Au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 21) 
1942 | 84 min | With Pierre Fresnay & Suzy Delair
A mysterious killer is terrorizing Paris and baffling the police, who assign the cocky Inspector Wens to the case. Disguising himself as a pastor, and joined by his publicity-hungry chanteuse girlfriend, Wens infiltrates a boarding house that is suspected to be the killer's address. DCP courtesy of the Institut Français
Fri, 7/13 2:15 PM | Sun, 7/15 3:15 PM | Mon, 7/16 6:15 PM | Wed, 7/18 8:00 PM 

All films presented in French with English subtitles & in new 2K or 4K DCP digital restoration.