The Cinephile Film Club of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is hosting the screening of the French film, Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud), on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Maquinez Palace, Panjim.
The 1958 crime thriller was directed by Louis Malle and stars Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet.
Director Louis Malle was just 26-years-old when he made a smashing debut with this film, which went on to become a cult classic. He convinced the legendary Miles Davis to create the music score, and the overall impact was nothing short of groundbreaking.
Adapted from the novel, Elevator to the Gallows by Noel Calif, the movie is about Florence (Jeanne Moreau) and Julien (Maurice Ronet), who works for her husband. The two lovers plot a crime, but it goes awry when Julien gets caught in a situation.
Apart from Malle's direction and music score by Davis, which was totally improvised, actress Jeanne Moreau also received praise for her performance.
The movie is also a noir masterpiece which captures the beauty of Paris in all its glory, and marked the beginning of an illustrious career for Malle.
The film has English subtitles and is of 91 minutes duration. Annual membership for the film club is open.
WHERE: Maquinez Palace, Panjim
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2023
TIMINGS: 6.30 pm
DURATION: 91 minutes