Le Petit Soldat + Un Flic

Film/Video
Le Petit Soldat

Le Petit Soldat

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Un Flic

Un Flic

Image courtesy of Rialto

Le Petit Soldat

Le Petit Soldat

Image courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Le Petit Soldat (The Little Soldier) (1963) Trailer
Dirty Money (Aka Un Flic) - Trailer

Le Petit Soldat + Un Flic

(Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) / (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972)

New 35mm Prints

A Summer Abroad '13

Join us on a cinematic world tour with stops in France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Japan, and Mexico. Our tour guides are some of the most revered directors in film history, including the likes of Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, Fritz Lang, Sally Potter, Akira Kurosawa, and Luis Buñuel. See all the titles on our big screen, many in new or recent restorations. By the way, the July and August features in our ongoing Film History 101 series are also part of A Summer Abroad ’13.

Fri, July 26, 2013 7 PM
Sat, July 27, 2013 7 PM

“It might have been the Zero Dark Thirty of its day if more people had actually seen it.”—Village Voice (on Le Petit Soldat)

Le Petit Soldat stars Michel Subor as a French-deserter-turned-photographer in Geneva assigned to shoot the luminous Anna Karina with his camera. And he may have some other shady assignments—involving the FLN (Algerian liberationists)—to carry out with a gun. The film marked the debut of Karina, whom Godard married in 1961, and is the source of the famous Godard quote “cinema is truth 24 times a second.” Banned in France for three years after its completion for its harrowing scenes of torture and seemingly ambivalent view of the Algerian War, Le Petit Soldat has been one of the least seen of Godard’s early films. This new print may well change that situation. (88 mins., 35mm, in French with English subtitles)

Un Flic (a cop), the final film by the great crime auteur Jean-Pierre Melville, features elaborate heist scenes and a love triangle between a world-weary cop (Alain Delon), his friend who happens to be behind the thefts (Richard Crenna), and the woman whose affections they share (Catherine Deneuve). (98 mins., 35mm, in French with English subtitles)

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.

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