La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) Friday, September 17, 2021 7 p.m.-9:15 p.m.


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La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)
Directed by Jacques Deray
(France/Italy, 1963, French and English with English subtitles)

“The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray. Formerly one of European cinema’s most iconic real-life couples, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider reunited for this film, bringing a palpable erotic chemistry as the bronzed and beautiful vacationers whose summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance (Maurice Ronet) and 18-year-old daughter (Jane Birkin)—unleashing a gathering wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence. A paragon of 1960s modernist cool thanks to effortlessly chic clothes and a loungy Michel Legrand score, La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) dives deep to reveal sinister undercurrents roiling beneath its seductive surfaces.” —Criterion Collection

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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.


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La Piscine (The Swimming Pool)

Directed by Jacques Deray
(France/Italy, 1963, 124 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater

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Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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