A talk by Julian Jackson, professor of modern French history at Queen Mary University of London, precedes the screening.
Salacious accusations swirl throughout a small French town as poison-pen letters circulate—all signed with the nom de plume Le Corbeau (“The Raven”). The doctor who is the primary target of the letters, Rémy Germain (Pierre Fresnay), struggles to deduce the identity of the anonymous rumormonger before still more dark secrets are revealed and the town destroys itself.
“Propulsive and unsettling, the film offers more tense scenes of envelope opening than a lifetime’s worth of Oscar nights.” —Village Voice
Restored in 4K by Studiocanal with the support of the CNC.
Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.
Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
(France, 1943, 92 minutes, in French with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, 4K Digital