Bay of Angels
A young bank employee get badly influenced by the women (Jeanne Moreau) he falls in love with and become a gambling addict. Influenced by Robert Bresson’s style, the passion and mechanisms of gambling are depicted with austerity and seriousness.
Film maker: Jacques Demy
Actors: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann
Know more about Jacques Demy
Jacques Demy (1931-1990) is a French filmmaker close to the New Wave movement. He is well known for his musical movies : Les parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg1964) ; Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The young girls of Rochefort, 1967) ; Peau d’âne (Donkey Skin, 1970) ; Une chambre en ville (A Room in Town, 1982) for which he wrote the lyrics and asked compositor Michel Legrand to create the songs. La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) is Demy’s second movie.
Film Duration: 80 min
Screening in French with English subtitles
The Sorbonne Ciné-Club is a Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Cinema series, held monthly on Mondays, until May 2018. Don’t miss the chance to discover works by some of the iconic filmmakers in the French cinema.
In cooperation with the French Institute in the UAE
Mark your calendars!
16 April: Le salaire de la peur, by Henri-Georges Clouzot
14 May: Pickpocket, by Robert Bresson
Monday 19th March
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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