Edouard Dermithe and Nicole Stéphane playfight in a bathtub in a still from 'Les Enfants Terribles' (1950)
Edouard Dermithe and Nicole Stéphane playfight in a bathtub in a still from 'Les Enfants Terribles' (1950)
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Les Enfants Terribles

Jean-Pierre Melville, written by Jean Cocteau | France | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

COVID-19 update

Following the announcement of eased restrictions in Victoria, we are working to reopen our museum under the new guidelines.  

To ensure all COVIDSafe settings and capacity limits are thoroughly adhered to, ACMI will be reopening on Fri 30 July. This includes our exhibitions, cinemas and Hero.  

Unfortunately, the Wed 28 Jul session for Les Enfants Terribles will be postponed.

We look forward to welcoming you back to ACMI soon. Look after yourself, and each other. 

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A teenaged brother (Edouard Dermithe) and sister’s (Nicole Stéphane) unhealthy obsession with one another leads, inevitably, to tragedy.

Fatalistic and extraordinarily powerful, Cocteau’s beautiful, otherworldly, profoundly literary script must have seemed virtually unfilmable, but Melville’s precise and poetic cinematic style manages to retain its claustrophobic spirit. Shot mostly at the famed Théâtre Pigalle by Henri Decaë, this is a key work of postwar French cinema.

Format: Black & White, Digital
Language: French with English subtitles
Duration: 105 mins

When

Postponed

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Duration

105 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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(admission for 12 months of screenings from date of purchase)
Full $295 | Concession $265

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