Père of the Nouvelle Vague, interpreter of Cocteau, master of the crime/gangster genre, Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973) remained always separate and himself. After serving in the French army and then the Resistance during WWII (when J-P Grumbach took his favorite author’s name for his own nom de guerre), he redefined “independent” with his self-financed outside-the-industry adaptations, moving gradually to those austere, if star-studded, evocations of a fantasy underworld that his surname evokes.

"Melville was not just a father figure to the French New Wave. He was ascetic warrior priest." – J. Hoberman

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Le Doulos
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962
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Le Samouraï
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967
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Le deuxième souffle
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966
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Le silence de la mer & 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949 & 1946
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Army of Shadows
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969
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Two Men in Manhattan
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959
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Un flic
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972
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Les enfants terribles
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950
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Bob le Flambeur
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1955
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Le cercle rouge
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970
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Breathless
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1959
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When you read this letter
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953
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You can find more information on the Film Forum website.

Film Forum 209 W Houston St New York, NY 10014

Retrospective for the Centennial of Jean-Pierre Melville at Film Forum

When
April 28 - May 11, 2017
Where
Film Forum
209 W Houston St
New York, NY 10014
"Le Samouraï" by Jean-Pierre Melville

Père of the Nouvelle Vague, interpreter of Cocteau, master of the crime/gangster genre, Jean-Pierre Melville (1917-1973) remained always separate and himself. After serving in the French army and then the Resistance during WWII (when J-P Grumbach took his favorite author’s name for his own nom de guerre), he redefined “independent” with his self-financed outside-the-industry adaptations, moving gradually to those austere, if star-studded, evocations of a fantasy underworld that his surname evokes.

"Melville was not just a father figure to the French New Wave. He was ascetic warrior priest." – J. Hoberman

LINEUP

Le Doulos
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962
Read more here

Le Samouraï
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967
Read more here

Le deuxième souffle
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966
Read more here

Le silence de la mer & 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949 & 1946
Read more here

Army of Shadows
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969
Read more here

Two Men in Manhattan
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959
Read more here

Un flic
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972
Read more here

Les enfants terribles
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1950
Read more here

Bob le Flambeur
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1955
Read more here

Le cercle rouge
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970
Read more here

Breathless
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1959
Read more here

When you read this letter
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953
Read more here

You can find more information on the Film Forum website.

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