Focus on Jeanne Moreau

The Bride Wore Black
The Bride Wore Black

The season opens with Louis Malle's 1958 noir masterpiece Elevator to the Gallows and follows Moreau's subsequent rise to stardom over a single, intense decade.

Curated by James Nolen.

With generous assistance from the Ambassade de France en Australie.




Thursday 14 February - Tuesday 26 February 2013
Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Member $11
6 Session Pass: Full $72 Concession $60 ACMI Member $54

Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

The film that heralded a new star of French cinema, the glamorous Jeanne Moreau.

The Lovers (Les amants)

Unveiled at the 1958 Venice Film Festival, 'The Lovers' teamed Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau for a second time.

Dangerous Liaisons (Les liaisons dangereuses)

Roger Vadim cast Jeanne Moreau in his modern reworking of Choderlos de Laclos' scandalous 18th century novel.

The Night (La notte)

Jeanne Moreau was the only French actor cast in Michelangelo Antonioni's ongoing study of alienation and moral decay.

Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim)

It was thanks to Jeanne Moreau that this big budget French New Wave film -considered Truffaut's masterpiece - was ever made.

The Bay of Angels (La baie des anges)

Jacque Demy's second film stars Jeanne Moreau as a gambling addict who abandons her family for the roulette tables of Nice.

Diary of a Chambermaid (Le journal d'une femme de chambre)

Jeanne Moreau is Celestine, a beautiful Parisian domestic servant who begins a new job at an estate in provincial 1930s France.

The Bride Wore Black (La mariée était en noir)

Our tribute to Jeanne Moreau ends with this delicious Hitchcock-inspired thriller.

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