Friday, October 11 | 8 pm
Saturday, October 12 | 5 pm
It’s 1942 in Occupied Paris, and Alain Delon’s Catholic Klein seems to be sitting pretty. An attractive mistress, an apartment crammed full of expensive paintings, sculpture, tapestries and mirrors – most of which he’s bought at fire sale prices from Jews eager to emigrate/flee. But when a Jewish man of the same name surfaces in Paris, Klein comes under suspicion and experiences the persecution of his countrymen firsthand. The first French production from blacklisted American director Joseph Losey, Mr. Klein is a complex and searing indictment of fascist complicity and collaboration that Ben Kenigsberg of the New York Times calls “A slow-burning French thriller… Suffused not only with history, but also with echoes of Kafka, Dostoyevsky and the clipped paranoia of Losey’s collaborations with Harold Pinter.” We’re proud to screen this rediscovered classic in a pristine new restoration.
Director Joseph Losey | 1976 | In French with English subtitles | 123 minutes | PG | DCP