Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 191: Tue Nov 23

The Confession (Costas-Gavras, 1970): Cine Lumiere, 5.45pm

This film is part of the Simone Signoret season at Cine Lumiere. Details here.

Criterion Collection synopsis:
The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the equally riveting The Confession. Based on a harrowing true story from the era of Soviet bloc show trials, the film stars Yves Montand as a Czechoslovak Communist Party official who, in the early fifties, is abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated over a frighteningly long period, and left in the dark about his captors’ motives. Also starring Simone Signoret and Gabriele Ferzetti, the film is an unflinching, intimate depiction of one of the twentieth century’s darkest chapters, told from one bewildered man’s point of view.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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