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August 18-20 at the Trylon

Born Ivo Livi, Montand was the son of a Communist father and Catholic mother who fled Mussolini’s Italy for southern France when the boy was two years old. As a young singer, he was discovered by Edith Piaf. In his mature acting roles, he exuded refinement and quiet charm. These two films feature him as a leader in postwar Europe’s complex political landscape, where friends and enemies were hard to differentiate.


(1966, DCP, 121m, French w/English subtitles) dir Alain Resnais w/Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a middle-aged Communist (Montand) is caught between his anti-Francoism and some violent anti-fascist extremists. Once dismissed as a minor Resnais work, La Guerre now feels more important than ever. New […]

Showings: Aug. 18 7:00, Aug. 19 9:30, Aug. 20 3:00


(1969, DCP, 127m, French and Russian w/English subtitles) dir Costa-Gavras w/Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Dux. In a fictional, junta-led Mediterranean country, Z (Montand)—a charismatic, pacifist opposition-party deputy—is gunned down in the street. This interpretation of the actual assassination of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis centers on an investigating officer (Trintignant) and his tenacious […]

Showings: Aug. 18 9:30, Aug. 19 7:00, Aug. 20 5:30

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