Henri-Georges Clouzot

Henri-Georges Clouzot and the Aesthetics of the Sixties: Reflections on La Vérité 

“Clouzot made his name as a daring iconoclast through a series of hugely influential, often controversial, films.”
—Harvard Film Archive

Jack H. Skirball Series

In conversation with the joint exhibitions La Fin de la Nuit at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and The End of the Night at LACE in Los Angeles, this panel discussion on the controversial French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot and his contribution to the aesthetics of the 1960s centers around a screening of his intriguing film, La Vérité (1960 Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film). A showcase for the alluring physical presence of the biggest French star of the time, Brigitte Bardot—who transforms from pouting sex kitten to grand tragedienne—La Vérité is loosely inspired by a notorious “crime of passion” case. With his stern and masterful direction of Bardot, Clouzot creates another unforgettable, yet contradictory, sexual icon for the Swinging Sixties.

In person: Martha Kirszenbaum, Bérénice Reynaud, Janet Bergstrom, William E. Jones and Christine Wertheim

35mm print courtesy of Sony Pictures. 

Curated by Martha Kirszenbaum and Bérénice Reynaud. 

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SAT 10/12
6:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff