À LA POURSUITE DES RÊVES / Les Amours Enchantés

Les Visiteurs du Soir

May 3 - May 26, 2019

Le Studio is a private cinema with 40 seats, located at Ginza Maison Hermès 10th floor.
The theme of 2019 selection will be “À LA POURSUITE DES RÊVES”


Les Visiteurs du Soir
1942 / France / 120min / Black and White / Blu-ray

Director: Marcel Carné
Writer: Jacques Prévert, Pierre Laroche
Cinematographer: Roger Hubert
Cast: Arlett, Marie Déa,Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny, Marcel Herrand, Jules Berry

The story is based on a French legend from the 15th century. On a beautiful day in May, an engagement banquet was being held at a castle, where two minstrels, Gilles and Dominique, slipped into the crowd. They were messengers sent to earth by the Devil to have men yield to despair. With their mysterious forces, Gilles and Dominique try to lead the landowner’s daughter Anne and her fiancé Renaud down their path of destruction. Although Gilles made a contract with the Devil, the meager conscience left in him makes him forget about his intended purpose and falls in love with Anne. Eventually, the Devil appears on a stormy night. Since the movie was produced at a difficult time under the Nazi occupation, it provided a glimpse into antifascism ideas. This is a beautiful fantasy created by director Marcel Carné, and scriptwriter Jacques Prévert, an excellent duo and a jewel in the movie history.

Marcel Carné
Born in Paris in 1906. Carné studied photography at a technical school and started his film career as a filming assistant. After working as an assistant for director Jacques Feyder, Carné made a debut in 1936 as a film director for “Jenny”, together with Prévert. Since then, the duo led the film industry by releasing premier movies including “Le Quai des Brumes” (1938) and “Les Visiteurs du Soir”. “Les Enfants du Paradis” produced in 1945 gained enormous popularity and was marked as their monumental work. “Les Portes de la Nuit” released in 1946 became the duo’s last work and the two dissolved their long-time partnership. Later in 1953, Carné directed “Thérèse Raquin”, which proved to be a fine film, but he could not restore his former glory until he passed away in 1996.


Screening schedule

5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 5/11, 5/12, 5/18, 5/19, 5/25, 5/26

Time

11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00

Access

Ginza Maison Hermès Le Studio (10F, 5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL: 03-3569-3300)

Reservation

Reservation begins: April 12(Fri) 11:00

※Children must be junior high school or older.
※Reservation will begin three weeks before the day of your visit until 1 hour prior to the showtime.
※If there are open seats on that day, you are welcomed to view on first come first served basis. Please come directly to Le studio reception 5 minutes before the movie starts.