Date(s) - 18/12/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Initial release: 1943
Director: Jean Grémillon | Running time: 1h52min
French with English subtitles | Free Entry. Open to all
Plot: A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker. Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from theaters for the duration of the occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement.