La Rétrospective Jean Gabin à Londres (BFI Southbank) mai 2012

Du 2 au 31 mai 2012, le British Film Institute rend hommage à Jean Gabin avec une belle rétrospective qui comprendra en exclusivité la version restaurée du Quai des brumes de Marcel Carné.

En effet, alors que le film, restauré par Studio Canal, n’est pas annoncé en France avant l’automne, les anglais vont pouvoir découvrir en salle cette très belle restauration d’un des plus grands films de Marcel Carné.

Puis le film sortira le 3 septembre 2012 (si l’on en croit Amazon UK) en Blu-Ray/DVD chez Studio Canal UK (ex-Optimum).

Suivez le site pour plus d’informations.

Signalons qu’en France la version restaurée du Quai des brumes ressortira en salle par Carlotta et en Blu-Ray/DVD par Studio Canal à l’automne 2012.

MIS A JOUR – 01 MAI 2012 –

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La bande-annonce HD de la version restaurée du Quai des brumes (BFI)



Le Quai des brumes au BFI SOUTHBANK : Mai 2012

Le film va être projeté à de nombreuses fois à partir du 4 mai 2012 jusqu’au 31 mai 2012.

A marvellously moody thriller, Carné’s newly restored classic of ‘poetic realism’ gave Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run.

Holed up in a waterfront dive in foggy Le Havre, Jean hopes to escape by boat to Venezuela, but his plans run aground when he falls for Nelly (Morgan), the young ward of the lecherous Zabel (Simon) and clearly an object of jealous desire for local gangster Julien (Brasseur). But how can Jean protect her if he’s headed abroad?

Jacques Prévert’s typically astute script is merely the starting point for one of the most roundly satisfying crime movies of the pre-war years; with its gallery of garrulous low-lifes, Alexandre Trauner’s magically evocative sets, the melancholy mists and shadows conveyed by Eugene Schufftan’s camera, Coco Chanel’s discreetly stylish costume designs and Maurice Jaubert’s haunting score, the film is a wonder of collaborative artistry.

The bittersweet atmosphere of fatalistic romanticism is brilliantly sustained by Carné and his cast; seldom has the seedy side of life seemed so utterly seductive…

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur la page consacrée au Quai des brumes sur le site de la BFI Southbank.

« Marcel Carné’s newly restored classic of ‘poetic realism’ gave Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run. »

Signalons que Le Quai des brumes sera également projeté en Mai 2012 à Londres dans les salles suivantes : le Curzon Renoir dans le quartier de Brunswick et le Ciné Lumière de l’Institut Lumiere (South Kensington).



Jean Gabin: Working-Class Hero to Godfather @ BFI SOUTHBANK

 Between 1930 and 1976, magnetic French star Jean Gabin built an unparalleled screen image that encompassed both tragic working-class hero and underworld godfather.

This season explores the appeal of his mythical vision of the ‘ordinary’ Frenchman.

La rétrospective Jean Gabin commencera le 2 mai 2012 avec une conférence de Ginette Vincendeau (Professor in Film Studies at King’s College London) :

King’s@BFI: Jean Gabin: Anatomy of a Myth.

Elle aura lieu au NFT2 à 18:20 et sera suivi de la projection du mythique film de Julien Duvivier : La Bandera (21:00 NFT2)

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Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur la page consacrée à la rétrospective Jean Gabin: Working-Class Hero to Godfather sur le site de la BFI Southbank.

La Bandera (Julien Duvivier, 1935)

2 May 21:00 NFT2
6 May 18:20 NFT2

Julien Duvivier’s colonialist crime film made Jean Gabin an overnight sensation.

Les Bas-fonds (Jean Renoir, 1936) 

3 May 18:20 NFT2
9 May 20:50 NFT2

Jean Gabin plays Pépel, the working-class hero who rids his proletarian community of their exploiter, in Jean Renoir’s Gorki adaptation.

La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938)

8 May 20:50 NFT1
10 May 18:15 NFT3
18 May 18:20 NFT2

The third Jean Renoir-Jean Gabin collaboration turns Zola’s naturalist novel into a prototypical film noir.

Le Chat (Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1971) 

29 May 21:00 NFT3
31 May 18:15 NFT2

Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret star as an ageing couple between whom all love has seemingly been replaced by hatred.

Des gens sans importance (Henri Verneuil, 1956)

23 May 20:50 NFT2
26 May 15:40 NFT2

Excellent social melodrama set among ‘ordinary people’, featuring Jean Gabin as a married, working-class lorry driver who begins an affair.

La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

7 May 20:40 NFT3
11 May 18:20 NFT2
19 May 18:10 NFT3

Jean Renoir’s newly restored classic about WWI prisoners of war.

Le Jour se lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)

16 May 18:10 NFT1
20 May 20:50 NFT1
28 May 20:50 NFT1

Marcel Carné’s poetic realist classic features Jean Gabin’s definitive pre-war performance.

Maigret tend un piège (Jean Delannoy, 1958)

25 May 17:50 NFT2
26 May 20:40 NFT2

The first, and best, of three films in which Jean Gabin tackles Georges Simenon’s illustrious Commissaire Maigret.

Melodie en sous-sol (Henri Verneuil, 1962) 

27 May 20:30 NFT3
28 May 17:30 NFT3

Jean Gabin plays godfather to Delon’s rookie gangster in a meticulously planned heist of the Palm Beach casino in Cannes.

Moontide ( Archie Mayo, 1942) 

17 May 20:40 NFT2
20 May 16:00 NFT2

Fascinating attempt at Americanising Jean Gabin’s image, described as ‘Charles Boyer from the other side of the railroad tracks’.

Pépé le Moko (Julien Duvivier, 1937)

7 May 15:50 NFT3
19 May 16:00 NFT2
22 May 18:10 NFT3

Jean Gabin stars in one of the all-time classic gangster films, set in an exoticised Casbah in Algiers.

Le Plaisir (Max Ophüls, 1952)

18 May 20:40 NFT2
22 May 20:40 NFT2
27 May 14:30 NFT1

Jean Gabin stars in the central, longest episode in Max Ophuls’s adaptation of three Guy de Maupassant short stories.

Le Quai des brumes (Marcel Carné, 1938)
• 4 – 31 May

Marcel Carné’s newly restored classic of ‘poetic realism’ gave Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run.

Razzia sur la chnouf (Henri Decoin, 1955)

24 May 18:20 NFT2 book
27 May 18:20 NFT2 book

Jean Gabin plays the boss of a drugs cartel bent on finding a traitor in the organisation.

Touchez pas au grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954)

21 May 20:50 NFT1 book
26 May 17:40 NFT1 book
30 May 17:50 NFT2 book

Jacques Becker’s 50s noir re-launched both Jean Gabin’s post-war career and the French gangster film.

La Traversée de Paris (Claude Autant-Lara, 1956)

23 May 18:00 NFT3 book
25 May 21:10 NFT3 book

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La bande-annonce de Touchez pas au grisbi de Jacques Becker (1954).


BFI Southbank

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Evening show (except Tues) and all shows on Saturday/ Sunday

Members: £8.50 (Member concessions: £5.25)
Adult: £10.00
Non-Member concessions: £6.75
Under 16s: £6.50

Tuesday – all shows
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Non-Member concessions: £5.00
Under 16s: £5.00

Weekday matinees
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Non-Members: £6.50
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