Additional fees apply.
7:00PM - 9:00PM
LightBox Film Center at International House Philadelphia
Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1969, 145 min., French w/ English subtitles
Jean-Pierre Melville Centennial (1917-2017)
This masterpiece by Jean-Pierre Melville about the French Resistance went unreleased in the United States for thirty-seven years, until its triumphant theatrical debut in 2006. Atmospheric and gripping, Army of Shadows is Melville’s most personal film, featuring Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and the incomparable Simone Signoret as intrepid underground fighters who must grapple with their conception of honor in their battle against Hitler’s regime.
Army of Shadows will be introduced by Philippe C. Met, Professor of Romance Languages/Chair, French and Francophone Studies at the University of Pennsylvania