Elevator to the Gallows

Louis Malle, France 1958, 91 minutes

Ascenseur pour l’échafoud
UK: Lift to the Scaffold

Rating: PG violence

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate

Thanks to Institut Français


Oct 17 2022


6:15 pm - 7:50 pm