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Classic French Melodramas on Screen at the Quad Cinema May 16-22

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With all the upcoming rain about to drench the Big Apple, there’s nothing better than hiding out in a movie theatre, enjoying a film.

In partnership with the famous Cinémathèque Française, the Quad Cinema will be screening a selection of classic French melodramas from May 16-22.

When you think of a classic French melodrama — strained relationships, forbidden lovers, lots of cigarettes, troubled souls, a dramatic ending that’s far from fairytale-perfect — that’s exactly what you can expect to find on screen at this West Village theatre. The height of French cinema, les mélos will make you laugh, cry, and wish we had more films like them in the United States. All films are in French with English subtitles. (Buy tickets here.)


Directed by Alain Resnais (1986)
– Wednesday, May 16 @ 4:30pm
– Sunday, May 20 @ 2:40pm

Four Flights to Love (Paradise Lost)
Directed by Abel Gance (1940)
– Wednesday, May 16 @ 6:40pm
– Saturday, May 19 @ 3:00pm

The Woman Next Door
Directed by François Truffaut (1981)
– Wednesday, May 16 @ 8:20pm
– Sunday, May 20 @ 8:50pm
– Monday, May 21 @ 5:00pm

Vivre sa vie
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (1962)
– Thursday, May 17 @ 4:30pm
– Saturday, May 19 @ 8:20pm

Lady Killer (Gueule d’amour)
Directed by Jean Grémillon (1937)
– Thursday, May 17 @ 6:15pm
– Friday, May 18 @ 5:00pm

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Directed by Jacques Demy (1964)
Runtime: 91 mins
– Thursday, May 17 @ 8:10pm
– Sunday, May 20 @ 7:00pm

There’s No Tomorrow (Sans lendemain)
Directed by Max Ophüls (1939)
– Friday, May 18 @ 7:00pm
– Sunday, May 20 @ 1:00pm

Notre histoire
Directed by Bertrand Blier (1984)
– Friday, May 18 @ 8:40pm
– Tuesday, May 22 @ 5:00pm

Hôtel des Amériques
Directed by André Téchiné (1981)
– Saturday, May 19 @ 1:00pm
– Tuesday, May 22 @ 7:10pm

Rosa la rose, fille publique
Directed by Paul Vecchiali (1986)
– Saturday, May 19 @ 4:40pm
– Monday, May 21 @ 7:05pm

White Wedding (Noce blanche)
Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau (1989)
– Saturday, May 19 @ 6:30pm
– Monday, May 21 @ 9:00pm

The Earrings of Madame De…
Directed by Max Ophüls (1953)
– Sunday, May 20 @ 4:50pm
– Tuesday, May 22 @ 9:05pm

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