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La mariée était en noir / The bride wore black

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία/France, 1967, 105’, Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound,

After the wedding-ceremony, outside the church, the groom is shot, and the widow finds herself in a manhunt after the possible killers. The influence of Hitchcock is more than obvious. The script is based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich, as was Rear Window (1954) script, and the direction follows closely the script in the way of Hitchcock’s known method. It’s one of Truffaut’s most important films, along with Fahrenheit 451 (1966). The gradual revelation of the protagonist’s vindictive motives, the objects as lethal traps, the composition of close-ups that invoke anguish to the viewer and the dynamic use of music are drawn from the toolbox of the master of suspense.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: François Truffaut
Σενάριο/Screenplay: François Truffaut, Jean- Louis Richard [βασισμένο στο ομώνυμο μυθιστόρημα του/based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich]
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Μοντάζ/Editing: Claudine Bouché, Cécile Decugis
Μουσική/Music: George Delerue
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Jean- Claude Brialy, Jeanne Moreau, Claude Rich, Michel Bouquet
Παραγωγή/ Production: Marcel Berbert, Oscar Lewenstein
Προέλευση κόπιας/Print source: MK2


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The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.