Film Noir au Canal is coming back strong this year with its first screening, Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock), attracting more than 800 moviegoers. True to tradition, the cult detective film festival on the banks of the Lachine Canal unveils every Monday the film that will be presented the following Sunday. For the second screening of the season, the choice was announced as Le jour se lève (1939), a seminal work of poetic realism by Marcel Carné. The film will be presented free of charge this Sunday, July 24 at Saint-Patrick Square, at the corner of Wellington and Saint-Patrick streets.
From 7 p.m., the event will begin with music by trumpeter Hichem Khalfa, followed by a presentation of the film by Justine Smith, film critic and collaborator for various media, including Cult MTL, The National Post and Little White Lies. Justine is also a programmer for the Underground section of the Fantasia Festival and a member of the Cinéma Moderne selection committee.
At 9 p.m., the public will be able to discover Le jour se lève, presented in the original French version with English subtitles. A strong argument breaks out in a house, then a gunshot! François (Jean Gabin), who coveted the beautiful Clara (Arletty), shot Valentin (Jules Berry). Barricaded and surrounded by the police, François then remembers the whole story that led to this tragedy. An original work that presents itself as a long flashback, a process little used at the time.
The 6th edition of Film Noir au Canal – from July 17 to August 21, 2022