Ciné-Club: “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” (1958), Louis Malle
French Language Film Series
October 23, 2019 · 7:30 pm · Rocky-Mathey Theater
Department of French and Italian
For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars 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.