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MoMA Presents French Master of Suspense

Written by: FFT Webmaster | December 5th, 2011

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will present a comprehensive retrospective of the films of the French “master of suspense” Henri-Georges Clouzot from December 8 to 24. Clouzot is a recognized auteur whose films of the 1950s and 1960s mixed murder with eroticism in a manner both perverse and intoxicating. This comprehensive retrospective features 15 films written and/or directed by Clouzot, as well as the award-winning documentary HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (2010), about the filmmaker’s notoriously ill-fated psychological thriller L’ENFER. Other highlights of the series includes the director’s best known films, the action-packed WAGES OF FEAR (1953), which opens a two week run at the downtown arthouse treasure Film Forum on December 9, and the feminist ghost story DIABOLIQUE. The latter film famously influenced Hitchcock himself, who would expand on its themes of violence and sexual betrayal in his own horror classic PSYCHO. For a complete list of the films to be screened, visit: www.moma.org

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