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THE SILENCE OF THE SEA

LE SILENCE DE LA MER
France | 1949 | Jean-Pierre Melville

Jean-Pierre Melville’s first feature introduces one of his favorite themes: the French Resistance during WWII. An aristocratic German officer lodging with a French farmer and his grown niece during the Occupation discovers that his defiant hosts refuse to talk to him. However, the young woman can’t stop her romantic feelings for the unwanted houseguest. This daring, low budget, “uncinematic” compendium of looks and gestures had a major impact on Robert Bresson and the French New Wave. Subtitles. DCP. 86 min.

Special thanks to Amélie Garin-Davet, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York.

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Saturday 5/20
Sunday 5/21
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