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Le Scandale Clouzot

  • La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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TUESDAY, January 8 at 7:00 P.M.

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID.

Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Le Scandale Clouzot

By Pierre-Henri Gibert
2017- France- 60min.

As part of the film series "Focus on Clouzot", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of Le Scandale Clouzot.

With The Wages of Fear, Diabolique, and Quai des Orfèvres, Henri-Georges Clouzot is a master of suspense who knows how to make a thrilling spectacle of human neuroses. Be it that Clouzot has influenced many major contemporary filmmakers like William Friedkin and Steven Spielberg, Clouzot remains under-represented in France. Yet, he is an author with a singular vision of the world, one of the few to have succeeded in the synthesis of the French culture in the study of characters through the Anglo-Saxon culture of spectacle. In looking into his romantic life and his work, we see an elusive man, multifaceted and inventive. To portray Henri-Georges Clouzot is to portray a visionary, an agitator, an artist fighting the system.

A remarkably written documentary, rich with rare archives and unpublished, confidential testimonies from Bernard Blier, Suzy Delair, Brigitte Bardot and his brother, Jean Clouzot. This is an inquiry into this legend of French cinema, exploring with reflection the works of the master as well as his dark side.

In French with English subtitles.

Online registration is required for this screening.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde.


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