Hôtel du Nord
Introduction by Assistant Professor Jennifer Wild, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
In this melancholic poetic realist melodrama, Marcel Carné (Le quai des brumes; Les enfants du paradis) “replaces a cinema of events with one of people, language, and milieu” (D. Andrew). Two lovers meet in a Parisian hotel determined to commit suicide. They lose their nerve and, subsequently, lose themselves to the atmosphere, cadence, and characters of the Parisian underworld.
(Marcel Carné, France, 1938, 35mm, 95 min)
For the second winter, the FSC and the France Chicago Center partner to bring classic and contemporary French Cinema to campus. This year, spend three Friday evenings with Marcel Carné, Robert Bresson, and Eric Rohmer—three French directors whose work represents 70 years of French film history.
Co-presented with the France Chicago Center.