To mark the 100th anniversary of the births of one of the great married couples of cinema, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, Patrick Hargood, Deputy Education Officer at the Cinema, will be looking at both their careers in this illustrated talk, featuring a range of clips.
In 1959, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand arrived in the USA, not to make a film, but because Montand was embarking on a tour of North America as a singer, for which he was even more successful in France than as an actor. While they were there Signoret won an Oscar for 'Room at the Top' and Montand was cast as Marilyn Monroe’s love interest in 'Let’s Make Love'.
This talk, illustrated with clips from a range of films, will examine both their careers, considering the significance of that pivotal year in Hollywood and also of their commitment to left wing causes and the impact these factors had on their personal and professional lives. Other films featured will include 'The Wages of Fear', 'Les Diaboliques', 'Army of Shadows' and 'Jean de Florette'.
Sat 12 Feb 10:30 - In the Auditorium
Tickets £6.50 (Friends / Under 25's - £5)