Screening of Diabolique - FREE!

La Collectionneuse presents:

Screening of Diabolique - FREE!

Presented by La Collectionneuse

Sun · October 21, 2018

2:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 pm)


Brunch, Drinks & Movie!
Starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

The wife and mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub and dump the body in the school's filthy swimming pool. But when the pool is drained, the body has disappeared…

"(...) a diabolical double-reverse plot that keeps the audience guessing right up to the thoroughly implausible final scene."
-- Roger Ebert

"The icily brilliant suspense thriller about a bathroom murder is said to have inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make Psycho, but I suspect Hitchcock may also have been fascinated by the Patrick-Hamiltonish nature of the plot and its final twist."

“Satisfying, elegant and nasty.”
-- Peter Bradshaw

"Clouzot directed several of the best thrillers ever made, including Le corbeau, Quai des Orfèvres, The Wages of Fear and this one, made in 1955 and based on a novel by Boileau-Narcejac, the same duo who wrote the equally ingenious D'entre les morts, the source of Vertigo."
-- The Guardian
Presented by La Collectionneuse
Presented by La Collectionneuse
La Collectionneuse — she who collects — is the hostess of a cinematic salon for lovers of French and international film and culture. Every month, La Collectionneuse reaches deep into her stash of cinéma— from rare shorts and scopitones to feature film discoveries, from challenging experimentation to lovable classics— followed, as always, by drinks and conversations.

In the past, La Collectionneuse has hosted a cycle of films by Jacques Rivette at the Bob Baker theater, an outdoor screening of Truffaut’s Jules et Jim at Barnsdall Art Park, with wines from Silverlake Wine and live music by Tortoise, Le Magnifique intro-ed by none other than Jacqueline Bisset, a showcase of Rohmer’s 6 Moral Tales, and a month-long curated retrospective of Olivier Assayas, with Assayas in house for Q&As and presentations. Her screenings are usually followed by public conversations with artists— Assayas, Bisset, Jackie Raynal, Kim Gordon, Bruno Dumont, and Roxane Mesquida— as well as music and art, such as accordionist Andy Favre or Dosshaus’ unforgettable installation for Innocence.
For when La Collectionneuse collects, she gathers together not only her favorite films, but her favorite people.
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039