The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
Le Quai Des Brumes
France | 1938 | Marcel Carné
Seven years before they collaborated on Children of Paradise, filmmaker Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert made the quintessential work of pre-war poetic fatalsim and one of the most iconic French films of the 1930s. Set in the foggy port city of Le Havre, this moody masterpiece stars Jean Gabin (Grand Illusion) as a broke, hungry, world-weary army deserter who hopes to hop a freighter out of France. At a lonely bar on the edge of town, he befriends a mysterious teenager (Michèle Morgan) who is also trying to get away—in her case from a “guardian” and assorted other men. Can these two fugitives escape together and begin life anew? With Michel Simon and Pierre Brasseur. “Five stars (highest rating)…Pre-war perfection.” –Time Out New York (2012).
91 min. Newly translated subtitles. DCP. 75th Anniversary Digital Restoration! Special Offsite Event! Shown at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. $9 tickets available in advance at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Free parking available next to theatre and at other lots in the Gordon Square Arts District. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman.
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