This year's series features 13 more rare French noirs from four decades (specific time span: 1935-1966). Highlights include three films from the 50s starring Jean Gabin and three films featuring Jeanne Moreau. See website for complete schedule.
The French adored the stark expressionism of American crime movies of the 1940s and ’50s so much that they coined the term “film noir.” They also made their own contributions to the genre, headlined by seductive French stars, in the years following WWII. The fourth installment of this fest of 13 films (1935-1966) includes homages to Jean Gabin and the magnetic Jeanne Moreau, and a pair of early gems from Claude Chabrol before he was dubbed the French Hitchcock.