Films in cycle

Elevator to the Gallows

(Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, France, 1958)

Directed by: Louis Malle

Florence and her husband have come up with a perfect plan of how to get rid of her husband, a successful and very rich businessman: they will use his own gun and make it look like a suicide. Things, though, do not go as planned. As soon as Julian thinks he has committed the perfect crime, he finds out that he has left behind the hook he used to climb onto the balcony. He returns to get it but things take a course of their own… Film has both English and Croatian subtitles!

b/w, 91'
Saturday 18.10.2008 AT 19:00
Friday 17.10.2008 AT 20:00

Hiroshima, My Love

(Hiroshima mon amour, 1959)

Directed by: Alain Resnais
PHOTOGRAPHY: Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny

This is the film adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ novel about a young French girl’s love affair with a Japanese architect. She goes to Hiroshima to make a film about peace and meets a man who reminds her of her first love. Even though they are both married they spend a passionate night together and he invites her to stay in Hiroshima…

b/w, digital, 90 min
Monday 20.10.2008 AT 19:00
Saturday 18.10.2008 AT 21:00

Pierrot Goes Wild

(Pierrot le fou, France, Italy, 1965)

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raoul Coutard

Pierrot runs away from a boring life and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean. A young woman, Marianne, chased by gangsters, joins Pierrot on his travels. This film is a variation on Godard’s favorite theme of the individual lost in the modern world.

color, 110'
Tuesday 21.10.2008 AT 19:00
Monday 20.10.2008 AT 21:00

The Soft Skin

(La peau douce, France, 1964)

Directed by: François Truffaut
PHOTOGRAPHY: Raoul Coutard

This is a love drama about a successful and happily married publisher who meets a charming stewardess Nicole. Soon, they become lovers. Even though Pierre tries to hide his affair from his wife France and daughter Sabine, he soon realizes that he will have to choose between Nicole and France.

b/w, 113'
Wednesday 22.10.2008 AT 19:00
Tuesday 21.10.2008 AT 21:00

L' immortelle


Directed by: Alain Robbe-Grillet
PHOTOGRAPHY: Maurice Barry

A man called N is a French professor who accepts a job in Istanbul. There he meets a mysterious woman, L, and falls in love with her. After a brief romance she disappears. The locals pretend she never existed but N finds out that she may be connected to a man, M, who kidnaps women and forces them into prostitution. Almost losing all hope, N manages to find L -- but not for long…

35 mm, b/w, 101 min
Thursday 23.10.2008 AT 19:00
Wednesday 22.10.2008 AT 21:00

The Trial of Joan of Arc

(Procès de Jeanne d’Arc, France, 1962)

Directed by: Robert Bresson
PHOTOGRAPHY: Léonce-Henri Burel

The film is a true reconstruction of Jeanne d'Arc’s the trial.

b/w, 65'
Saturday 25.10.2008 AT 17:30
Thursday 23.10.2008 AT 21:00

A Time to Live and a Time to Die

(Le feu follet, 1963)

Directed by: Louis Malle
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ghislain Cloquet

The film shows the last twenty four hours of a suicide victim. Alain Leroy is a writer who unsuccessfully tries to cure his depression and pain with alcohol. A private clinic and the assigned psychiatrist cannot help him. After having been proclaimed “cured” and released back into the world he tries to find help from his old friends.

35 mm, b/w, 108 min
Saturday 25.10.2008 AT 19:00
Friday 24.10.2008 AT 19:00

Army in the Shadows

(L' armée des ombres, France, Italy, 1969)

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierre Lhomme, Walter Wottitz

This is a story about the lives of members of the French resistance during the German occupation. One member of the resistance, Philippe Gerbier, is betrayed and taken to a concentration camp. Thanks to his heroic efforts, he manages to escape and joins the resistance in Marseilles, where he organizes the execution of the man who betrayed him.

b/w DCP, 145 min
Saturday 25.10.2008 AT 21:00
Friday 24.10.2008 AT 21:00

Claire's Knee

(Le genou de Claire, 1970)

Directed by: Éric Rohmer
PHOTOGRAPHY: Néstor Almendros

Jerome is an engaged diplomat who decides to spend his last vacation as a single man in the Alps. There he meets an old acquaintance, Aurora, an Italian writer. In search of inspiration for her new novel, she persuades Jerome to flirt with the daughters of her landlady. At first Jerome flirts with Laura, but soon his attention turns to her half sister Claire. More precisely, her knee becomes his obsession.

35 mm, color, 105 min
Wednesday 29.10.2008 AT 21:00
Tuesday 28.10.2008 AT 19:00

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

(Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie, France, Italy, Spain, 1972)

Directed by: Luis Buñuel
PHOTOGRAPHY: Edmond Richard

This social satire was awarded an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1973. The central story revolves around attempts by a group of well-off friends and acquaintances to meet for dinner. This conventional and in no way special social event will turn out to be almost impossible to achieve as different obstacles start to appear one after another.

color, 102'
Friday 31.10.2008 AT 21:00
Wednesday 29.10.2008 AT 19:00


(Les diaboliques, France, 1955)

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot
PHOTOGRAPHY: Armand Thirard

The headmaster of a decrepit French boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is a cruel man, a sadist who constantly abuses his fragile wife Christina as well as his lover Nicole Horner, a teacher who works with children. When they both realize that they have had enough of such a life, Michela, Christina and Nicole make a pact and decide to get rid of him with joint forces. He will carry out the planned murder by stunning Michel with a pill put in his drink, then by drowning him in a bathtub and fin...

b/w, 114'
Monday 03.11.2008 AT 21:00
Friday 31.10.2008 AT 19:00

Adorable Liar

(Adorable menteuse, 1962)

Directed by: Michel Deville
PHOTOGRAPHY: Claude Lecomte

This is a comedy about eighteen year old Juliette, who cannot constrain herself from lying even for five minutes. When she falls in love with an older man she swears to change and never lie again…

35 mm, b/w, 105 min
Wednesday 05.11.2008 AT 19:00
Monday 03.11.2008 AT 19:00

The Man Who Lies

(L' homme qui ment, 1968)

Directed by: Alain Robbe-Grillet

The main topic of this film is reality and its interpretations. During WW II a man comes to a village claiming to have escaped the Nazis. He finds shelter with the family of a heroic leader of the resistance movement who is said to be coming home from war soon. Even though his wife and sister await him, he has not yet come. Soon the story of the foreigner becomes questionable…

35 mm, b/w, 95 min
Wednesday 05.11.2008 AT 21:00
Tuesday 04.11.2008 AT 19:00
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