The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)

Ciné Club Studio 5

New season of the Cine Club of Studio 5 with its founders Patrick Duynslaegher and Hugues Dayez. Rediscover movies, listen to enthusiastic explanations, and together raise a glass in the honour of the 7th art.

The Cine Club team have chosen three essential film noirs, typical of 1950s French cinema, a golden age for the French industry: La Traversée de Paris (with its unforgettable scene between Bourvil, Funès and Gabin) and two classic crime flicks: Razzia sur la chnouf and Les Diaboliques.

The three directors had one thing in common: Autant-Lara, Decoin and Clouzot represented a brand of cinema “made in France” that the New Wave tried to bury. The New Wave embodied by Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à part, the title of which Quentin Tarantino borrowed when naming his production company A Band Apart – showing the admiration of Pulp Fiction’s director for this off-beat heist movie and its legendary director. English-speaking cinema will also feature, with two thrillers of very different tone and from very different eras: The 39 Steps by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and Carlito’s Way by the virtuoso of “new Hollywood”, Brian De Palma

In collaboration with CINEMATEK