LE SILENCE DE LA MER
Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23
(1949, DCP, 87m, French with English subtitles) w/Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane. Preceded by the short film 24 HEURES DE LA VIE D’UN CLOWN (1946, DCP, 18m). Melville’s thoughtful, deftly directed first feature. When a cultured Nazi lieutenant, Werner von Ebrennac (Vernon), commandeers a home in a small French town, the family obeys his orders but protests his presence by resolutely remaining silent. These two films are screened courtesy of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00