Saturday, 4 October 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 293: Tue Oct 21

Le Jour Se Leve (Carne, 1939): Cine Lumiere, 6.30pm

This re-release is on a short run at the Cine Lumiere until 30 October. Here are the details.

Time Out review:
Possibly the best of the Carné-Prévert films, certainly their collaboration at its most classically pure, with Gabin a dead man from the outset as his honest foundry worker, hounded into jealousy and murder by a cynical seducer, holes up with a gun in an attic surrounded by police, remembering in flashback how it all started while he waits for the end. Fritz Lang might have given ineluctable fate a sharper edge (less poetry, more doom), but he couldn't have bettered the performances from Gabin, Berry, Arletty, and (as the subject of Gabin's romantic agony) Laurent. Remade in Hollywood as The Long Night in 1947.
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is an extract.

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