Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 35: Fri Feb 4

The Bride Wore Black (Truffaut, 1968): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This film is part of the Francois Truffaut season at BFI Southbank and also screens on February 13th and 27th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Despite the dedication of this 1967 film to Hitchcock and the use of his most distinguished collaborator, composer Bernard Herrmann, Francois Truffaut’s first Cornell Woolrich adaptation—the second was Mississippi Mermaid—is most memorable for lyrical moods and poetic flights of fancy that don’t seem especially Hitchcockian. Jeanne Moreau stalks gracefully through the film, wooing and dispatching a series of men like an avenging angel whose motivating obsession is spelled out only gradually; among her prey are Claude Rich, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Michel Lonsdale, and Charles Denner. Basically an exercice de style, and a good one at that.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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