Two Men in Manhattan

Deux hommes dans Manhattan

Video introduction by Adam Gopnik

Online on Eventive:
Tuesday, June 1–Monday, June 7, 2021

In Person at FIAF:
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, 1959, 84 min. DCP
With Pierre Grasset, Christiane Eudes, Ginger Hall, Jean-Pierre Melville
In French and English with English subtitles

A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women.

Set against a smokey jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty city streets at night, this is director Melville’s love letter to New York City and homage to the American film noir.

“‘Two Men’ stands out for its focus on journalism as a testing ground for the human soul.” — The Los Angeles Times