UW Cinematheque - The Bride Wore Black (Le Mariee Etait en Noir)

Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.
4070 Vilas Hall

The Bride Wore Black
(Le Mariee Etait en Noir)
France | 1968 | 35mm | 107min | Subtitled
Director: François Truffaut
Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet

Moreau tracks down and kills the quintet of men who accidently killed her husband on their wedding day. This thriller with comic elements has been described by Truffaut himself as his homage to Hitchcock - it even has a great Bernard Hermann score. But as Renata Adler from the New York Times puts it “Truffaut is such a poetic filmmaker that the film turns around and becomes, not at all Hitchcockian, but a gentle comedy and one of the few plausible and strange love stories in a long time.” (KK)