Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows) 1938 Ages 12+
1.00PM Sat 8 Apr 2017 (1hr 31mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Marcel Carné's tragic tale of Jean, an army deserter (the inimitable Jean Gabin), trying to start a new life in the port city of Le Havre. In noir cinema, nothing can ever be so easy and he quickly becomes wrapped up in a brewing conflict between a shopkeeper and a local gangster – further complicated by Jean's infatuation with the shopkeeper's beautiful goddaughter. Port of Shadows is engulfed in plumes of smoky French romanticism. It is a moody drama haunted by melancholy, where wounded characters try to do their best in a corrupt world. One of Carné's true masterpieces.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 91 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: MARCEL CARNÉ / SCRIPT: JACQUES PRÉVERT / ORIGINAL STORY: PIERRE DUMARCHAIS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: EUGEN SCHÜFFTAN / EDITOR: RENE LE HENAFF / PRODUCTION CO: CINÉ-ALLIANCE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: STUDIO CANAL / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP (DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTION)