Le Jour Se Lève (PG)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Standard £5* | Meal-deal £12
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France, 1939, 93 mins, Dir. Marcel Carne
Cheese and wine deal available. Get in the mood for French cinema by tucking into a cheese board served with baguette and wine prior to the film. Choose the meal-deal ticket option when purchasing tickets online. Meal deal tickets cover your film entry, wine, baguette and cheese, and cost £12.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary last year, Le Jour se Lève demonstrates the best of 1930s French poetic realism. Effectively evoking the heavy pre-war foreboding of France at the time, the film follows Francois (Jean Gabin, La Grande Illusion), a desperate killer who barricades himself in his apartment, wanted by armed police for murder. During the all night stand off, flashbacks depict the events of love and jealousy that led to Francois criminal demise.
Impossibly sad and romantic
A discussion of French cinema after the film will explore the turbulent release and re-release of the film and its socio-political pre-war context. Well also be delving into other famous French titles, looking at visual styles and directorial successes throughout the ages.
Please note: Meal deal must be booked at least 24hrs in advance