<i>L’Enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-Georges Clozot’s Inferno)</i>. 2009. France. Directed by Serge Bromberg. Image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive
  • Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno

    2010. France. Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea. 94 min.

Friday, December 23, 2011, 7:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno

    2010. France. Directed by Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea. With Romy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Berenice Bejo. A project cut short by Clouzot’s heart attack and Reggiani’s own mental breakdown, Clouzot’s L’Enfer is one of the most tantalizing unfinished films in the history of cinema, the culmination of Clouzot’s search for a unique aesthetic language to evoke psychological torment, obsession, and perversion. In this award-winning documentary, Bromberg and Medrea draw disturbing parallels between Clouzot’s feverish working method, his notorious handling of actors, the recent death of his actress wife Véra, and the husband’s own destructiveness in L’Enfer. “What remains of the tests and the shooting suggests that L’Enfer might have been Clouzot’s masterpiece—a film unlike any other, exploiting the extremes of colors and textures with visionary splendor. Some of Clouzot’s footage looks forward to the work of other groundbreaking directors: the final psychedelic voyage of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the play of divided faces in Bergman’s Persona” (David Thompson). Courtesy Flicker Alley. 94 min.

In the Film exhibition Henri-Georges Clouzot

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