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50 Years of the French New Wave I: Louis Malle
June 27, 2009 until July 18, 2009

We live in a world which we pretend is one, but instead is multiple and changing – and we try to dealwith that contradiction.

- Louis Malle

To open its ongoing celebration of fifty years of theFrench New Wave, the CFI is pleased to present three films by Louis Malle(1932-1995), one of the leading figures of French post-war cinema.  In a career that spanned half the twentiethcentury, Malle worked as a cameraman with Jacques Cousteau on his award-winningunderwater documentary LE MONDE DU SILENCE (1956) and as an assistant withRobert Bresson before making his first feature ASCENSEUR POUR L’ECHAFAUD (1957)to wide acclaim.   Malle would go on to createa cinematic oeuvre known for its unyielding vitality and philosophical depth,committed to “questions of being and mortality and its charming representationof life in all its complicities and contradictions” (Alice Burgin, Senses of Cinema).  The CFI is pleased to present three earlyworks, including the dazzling watershed film ZAZIE DANS LE METRO (1960), tocelebrate fifty years of the French New Wave and the life and work of LouisMalle, a most singular filmmaker.

This series is presented with the generous assistance of the Embassy of France.


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Program:
Louis Malle  •  France  •  1957  •  88 min
Saturday, June 27, 2009, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Louis Malle  •  France  •  1958  •  90 min
Saturday, July 4, 2009, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles
 
Louis Malle  •  France  •  1960  •  89 min
Saturday, July 18, 2009, 9:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles