Bande a part (Godard)

The French film noir

The term film noir instantly evokes Hollywood – a specific period, even. French directors, however, have also drawn on crime literature or the criminal underbelly of our world to reveal the failings of society. And with a tonality that contrasts with their American counterparts. Our programme includes adaptations of crime novels by Boileau and Narcejac, Patricia Highsmith, Dolores Hitchens, Fred Kassak, Auguste Lebreton, and original screenplays by Decoin, Deville, Franju, Godard, Lautner, Pialat...

Cinematek, Flagey