This Wednesday, 8th October 2014 at 6.30 pm, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of French drama film Le Feu Follet at Sunaparanta Gallery – Indoor.
Film: Le Feu Follet (1963, French with English subtitles)
Directed by: Louis Malle
Cast: Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Lena Skerla, Alexandra Stewart
Duration: 108 mins
About the Film
Arguably the finest of Malle's early films, this is a calmly objective but profoundly compassionate account of the last 24 hours in the life of a suicide. Ronet gives a remarkable, quietly assured performance as the alcoholic who, upon leaving a clinic, visits old friends in the hope that they will provide him with a reason to live. They don't, and Malle's achievement lies not only in his subtle but clear delineation of his protagonist's emotions but in his grasp of life's compromises; his portrait of Parisian society is astringent, never facile. A small gem, polished to perfection by an unassuming professional.