Le jour se lève

Video introduction by Adam Gopnik

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, May 11–Monday, May 17, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Marcel Carné, 1939, 93 min. DCP
With Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty
In French with English subtitles

Official Selection, 2014 Cannes Classics

One of the great works of 1930s poetic realist cinema, Le jour se lève was Marcel Carné’s fourth collaboration with screenwriter and poet Jacques Prévert. In this compelling story of obsessive sexuality and murder, the working-class François (Jean Gabin) resorts to killing in order to free the woman he loves from the controlling influence of another man. This new restoration, released in 2014, offers audiences Carné’s complete version, including censored footage removed by the Vichy government during the World War II occupation of France. — Criterion

“An outright classic… exciting, beautiful and tragic, this remains essential cinema, French or otherwise.” — Empire

“‘Le Jour Se Leve’ is an exploration of the question of who we love and why and how we love them that is surprisingly fresh and involving.” — The Los Angeles Times