Friday, January 5 – Thursday, January 11
FRI 2:00 4:00 6:00 8:00 10:00
SAT 12:30 2:40 4:50 7:00 9:10
SUN 1:10 3:10 5:10 7:10 9:10
MON 2:00 4:00
TUE-THU 2:00 4:00 6:20
NEW 4K RESTORATION
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
(1955) Through the night streets of Montmartre saunters silver-haired Bob Montagné (Roger Duchesne), ex-gangster and, as per his nickname, a “flambeur” (high roller, or compulsive gambler), moving from poker to craps to the track to roulette to baccarat and back, at the break of dawn, to the one-armed bandit he keeps in his posh pad. Ever-dapper in a snap-brim and raincoat, with the occasional tux thrown in, Bob shows neophyte hood Daniel Cauchy the ropes and looks out for lusciously amoral mignon Isabelle Corey, though there may be time for one last, spectacular heist: the casino at Deauville. Melville’s first original screenplay, co-scripted with French pulp novelist Auguste Le Breton (Rififi), and the first of his gangster films, here done as both hommage and comic riff, and in its incredibly evocative shots of a Noir Montmartre, “a love letter to a Paris which no longer existed.” Bob was, in its sheer exuberance, a blast of fresh air in the 50s atmosphere of the cinéma de qualité, and a precursor to the free shooting style of the Nouvelle Vague. 4K DCP restoration. Approx. 98 min.
Restored in 4K under the supervision of Studiocanal, with the support of the CNC.
A RIALTO PICTURES RELEASE.
Presented with support from The George Fasel Memorial Fund for Classic French Cinema.