Dealing with class relations and family dramas, Chabrol portrays an unsettling, sarcastic view of our society.
Three films, three prizewinning works of art.
Showing Sundays; the 2nd, 9th and 16th of February at 9 pm.
(All times in this article are Paris times)
Sunday 2nd February at 9 pm
The first Chabrol film: both a testing ground and smash hit
Coming back to his hometown, a young man tries to rehabilitate his alcoholic and depressed friend. A touching story of a melancholy and unfaltering male friendship despite the passing of time.
Best direction award (Locarno, 1958)
Sunday 9thFebruary at 9 pm
The journey of a young provincial man in the cynical world of affluent Paris.
Serious and hard-working Charles moves to Paris to stay with his cousin Paul, who is a decadent pleasure-seeking womaniser. Things get worse when Charles falls in love with Florence, while Paul makes her his mistress.
Golden Bear (Berlin 1959)
Sunday 16th February at 9 pm
Chabrol's "Merci Pour Le Chocolat" has a tainted sweetness to it.
André Polonski is a virtuoso pianist, husband and happy family man. The family balance is upset by the arrival of Jeanne, a young talented pianist who might be André's daughter.
Won Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert (Montreal World Film Festival 2000)