Romance Languages and Literatures

Film: Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

WhenAugust 23, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:31 PM
WhereOff Campus (see description)
Event Website
Contact InformationFrance Chicago Center
DescriptionElevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
Directed by Louis Malle, 1958, 1h31
With Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Louis Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. Miles Davis’ pioneering jazz score is rightly famous, capturing the film’s exhilarating, recklessness and mournful moods of this early entry to the French New Wave movement.

Pre-screening concert by Lolo Irving at 7:00 pm.

Washington Park
5200 S Hyde Park Blvd
Chicago, IL 60615
CategoriesArts, Films
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