21.	*Un papillon sur l’épaule.* 1978. France.  Directed by Jacques Deray. Courtesy of Collection Musée Gaumont

Un papillon sur l’epaule. 1978. France. Directed by Jacques Deray. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Tonino Guerra, based on a novel by John Gearon. With Lino Ventura, Claudine Auger, Paul Crauchet. 95 min.

Known for his glossy Alain Delon vehicles (La piscine, Borsalino), the director Jacques Deray also signed this enigmatic anomaly, based on John Gearon’s 1946 novel The Velvet Well. A layover in Barcelona becomes a waking nightmare for Frenchman Lino Ventura, who answers a call for help in an adjoining hotel room and wakes up in a mental institution—or is it?

  1. Wednesday, September 7, 2016,
    8:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
  2. Monday, September 5, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Gaumont: Cinéma pour tout le monde.