Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)

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Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)
Georges Franju, 1962
France | French with English subtitles | 109 minutes

Franju’s adaptation of François Mauriac’s novel adheres closely to the source’s flashback structure, while set in a somewhat more contemporary setting, thus providing fascinating contrast to Claude Miller’s new version. Continuing to tap into the extremities of human behavior that engrossed him as an artist, Franju crucially assembled a brilliant cast, including Emmanuelle Riva, Philippe Noiret and Edith Scob, with a magnificent Maurice Jarre score.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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