Close Up

2 - 29 April 2018: Take Two: Lift to the Scaffold / The Fire Within

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Tickets: £10 / £8 conc. / £6 Close-Up members
Box Office: 02037847970

Lift to the Scaffold
Louis Malle
1958 | 88 min | B/W | Digital
French with English subtitles

“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 (Lift to the Scaffold) 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.” – Janus Films

The Fire Within
Louis Malle
1963 | 108 min | B/W | Digital
French with English subtitles

“After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle gave his fans a shock with The Fire Within (Le feu follet), a penetrating study of individual and social inertia. Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows), in an implosive, haunted performance, plays Alain Leroy, a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself and spends the next twenty-four hours trying to reconnect with a host of wayward friends. Unsparing in its portrait of Alain’s inner turmoil and shot with remarkable clarity, The Fire Within is one of Malle’s darkest and most personal films.” – Janus Films


Part of our essential cinema programme

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Lift to the Scaffold Friday 27.04.18 8:00 pm Book
Lift to the Scaffold Sunday 29.04.18 6:00 pm Book