Last week's showing of The Third Man was just terrific, so I'm all about the Film Noir series! Come see Diabolique with us Wednesday night. We'll meet at McDougal's Chicken Coop, up the street from the Belcourt, at 7:00, and wander over the theatre at about 8:15. Feel free to meet us at McDougal's, or at the Belcourt - showtime is 8:30.
"Prior to Hitchcock's Psycho, this adult terror classic by French screenwriter-director Henri-Georges Clouzot was considered the most frightening and artistic horror picture ever made." - RottenTomatoes.com
The ailing spouse (V?ra Clouzot) and manhandled mistress (Simone Signoret) of a sadistic boarding school headmaster (Paul Meurisse) plan and execute the man's murder -- but their plan goes haywire when the corpse vanishes. Henri-Georges Clouzot directs his real-life wife in this icy, black-and-white masterwork of homicide and Grand Guignol suspense. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, 1955, b&w, 116min
"Beneath the surface of Clouzot's elegantly perverse thriller lie bottomless reserves of malice and kinky intrigue. The very sight of the victim's dainty wife and his tough, steely mistress, is enough to suggest all manner of forbidden possibilities." ? Janet Maslin, The New York TimesRSVP for Diabolique (not the Sharon Stone one)