Screening & Live Event
Le Trou

Part of Rialto Pictures: 20 Films for 20 Years
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Followed by “The Art of Subtitling,” a special presentation by Bruce Goldstein

Dir. Jacques Becker. 1960, 132 mins. DCP. With Marc Michel. The great director Jean-Pierre Melville called Becker’s Le Trou “a masterpiece, and…I weigh my words carefully: the greatest French film of all time.” A film of unrelenting drama, tension, and humanity, Le Trou follows four men in La Santé Prison. Staring down the barrel at hard time, they decide to try a prison break and are forced to bring on a fifth member, Claude Gaspard (Marc Michel), when he is assigned to their cell. The particulars of the escape, based on actual events, are rendered in painstaking detail as the five men dream of freedom. The screening will be followed by a 30-minute presentation by Rialto founder Bruce Goldstein on the history and art of movie subtitling. Rialto Pictures has set the highest standards for the proper subtitling of international classics—an overlooked aspect of film restoration.

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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