And God Created Jean-Louis Trintignant

3/2/13 to 4/21/13

In the wake of the accolades bestowed on Jean-Louis Trintignant for his outstanding performance in Michael Haneke's Amour (2012), we showcase Trintignant's work as a film actor beginning with his breakthrough film, Roger Vadim's 1956 …And God Created Woman. Join us for this look back at Trintignant-the man with a killer smile, stone-faced stare, and extraordinary ability to emote melancholy.

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  • Trans-Europ-Express

    • Sunday, April 21 3 pm

    Alain Robbe-Grillet (France, 1968). Imported 35mm Print! A film crew boards a train to Antwerp and impulsively decides to cast a fellow passenger (Jean-Louis Trintignant) as a drug runner, with strange, sexual, and fetishistic results. “As challenging and influential again today as it was in the 1960s” (Senses of Cinema). (105 mins)

  • Three Colors: Red

    • Friday, April 19 7 pm

    Krzysztof Kieślowski (Switzerland/France/Poland, 1994). Imported 35mm Print! A chance encounter brings together two solitary individuals-a model (Irène Jacob) and a retired judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant)-in Kieslowski's meditation on the need for "fraternity." (99 mins)

  • The Conformist

    • Thursday, April 18 7 pm

    Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy, 1970). Jean-Louis Trintignant is a suave intellectual who has risen through the ranks of Mussolini's fascist government, a conformist who now faces his ultimate orders: to assassinate his former mentor, an antifascist professor. “A great film, drunkenly beautiful and deeply disturbing” (David Thomson). (116 mins)

  • Z

    • Friday, April 12 8:40 pm

    Costa-Gavras (France/Algeria, 1969). Yves Montand, Irene Papas, and Jean-Louis Trintignant star in a true classic of political suspense, made by exiles including Greek director Costa-Gavras. (125 mins)

  • The Outside Man

    • Friday, April 5 9:05 pm

    Jacques Deray (France, 1973). In Jacques Deray's masterpiece, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a hit man dispatched from Paris to Los Angeles to assassinate the local mob boss, but his employers have set him up to be hit by “inside man” Roy Scheider. Also starring Angie Dickinson. (110 mins)

  • A Man and a Woman

    • Saturday, March 30 6 pm

    Claude Lelouch (France, 1966). New Restored 35mm Print! Winner of both the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, A Man and a Woman boasts two of France's biggest stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant and the supernal Anouk Aimée, whose characters are both recovering from tragic loss. (102 mins)

  • My Night at Maud's

    • Friday, March 29 8:45 pm

    Eric Rohmer (France, 1969). Imported 35mm Print! Language and philosophy form the centerpieces of seduction in Rohmer's elegant tale, involving a young Catholic (Jean-Louis Trintignant) holed up during a winter storm with the witty, seemingly irresistible divorcée, Maud. (105 mins)

  • Il sorpasso

    • Thursday, March 28 7 pm

    Dino Risi (Italy, 1962). Imported 35mm Print! Il sorpasso is a pungent, satiric view of the economic boom of the late fifties and early sixties. Vittorio Gassman plays a seasoned playboy who tutors a reluctant student (Jean-Louis Trintignant) in the ways of the world. (105 mins)

  • Le combat dans l'île

    • Thursday, March 28 9 pm

    Alain Cavalier (France, 1962). Cavalier's first feature embeds the political tensions of early-sixties France in a New Wave love triangle, with Anne (Romy Schneider) and Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) as an almost a model bourgeois couple-except for Clément's jealous rages, and the fact that he is a right-wing extremist. (104 mins)

  • Violent Summer

    • Saturday, March 9 6:30 pm

    Valerio Zurlini (Italy/France, 1959). Imported 35mm Print! Set in 1943, the year that saw the fall of Mussolini and the start of the civil war between fascists and antifascists, Violent Summer features Trintignant, at his most handsome, as a fasco-brat who meets a patrician widow. (100 mins)

  • …And God Created Woman

    • Saturday, March 2 6:30 pm

    Roger Vadim (France, 1956). Imported 35mm Print! One of the most famous French films of the 1950s stars Brigitte Bardot as a blonde, sexually restless eighteen-year-old who gets entangled with an older brother/younger brother pair (Christian Marquand and Jean-Louis Trintignant). 
(91 mins)