I nearly missed this little gem. Only when an email from QFT dropped into my mailbox this morning did I realise that next week QFT will be showing one of the classic film noir thrillers of French New Wave cinema …..
Louis Malle’s “Lift to the Scaffold” (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
A handsome veteran of the Indo-China and Algerian Wars (Maurice Ronet) and his lover (Jeanne Moreau) plan the murder of her arms-manufacturer husband. But on his way from the crime scene he's trapped in a lift, she anxiously walks the night streets of Paris waiting for him, and a teenage couple steal his car and gun...
Jeanne Moreau, Paris and a score by Miles Davis – could you ask for anything more?
This digitally restored version will be at QFT fromSunday 9th February until Thursday 13th February.
For full details see QFT’s website … http://www.queensfilmtheatre.
A bientôt, Philip