Film Series: Le Jour Se Lève

1939. France. Dir: Marcel Carné. With Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent. 93 min.

A lowly factory worker recollects his dual romance with a fresh-faced florist and a cynical demimondaine – all while police close in for the murder of his Machiavellian romantic competitor. Acutely expressive visuals marry with intense drama in this definitive yet oft-overlooked work of French poetic realism.

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival. Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free