Falbalas aka Paris Frills

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 11:30 AM

MONDAY, JANUARY 14 7 PM

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 9 PM

“Becker’s third feature… made in 1944, his last under the Occupation, was also his first masterwork. The contours of its story…are surprisingly close to those of Phantom Thread : the suave, sardonic Raymond Rouleau plays Philippe Clarence, a successful, middle-aged Parisian designer (and a serial philanderer) whose mansion in the city is a hive of art and commerce….Falbalas is a story of love unto madness—of the tangle of artistic inspiration, commercial responsibility, intimate betrayal, and romantic agony that leads to destruction….” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

1945 Jacques Becker. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 111 min. In French with English subtitles.