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Elevator to the Gallows - Wellington Film Society

Elevator to the Gallows - Wellington Film Society

When:

  • Mon 23 Aug, 6:15pm – 7:45pm

Where:

Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Restrictions:

PG

Ticket Information:

  • Film Society Members free: $0.00
  • 12-month Membership: $120.00
  • 3-film sampler: $40.00
  • Buy Tickets – 021617389

Louis Malle, France 1958, 91 mins PG violence

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. A career touchstone for its director and female star, Elevator to the Gallows was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen.

- Criterion.com

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