L’horloger de Saint-Paul

France, 1974 (Bertrand Tavernier; 1h 45m)

This strand of the festival is of course partly inspired by Tavernier’s engrossing Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français (2016), and here is the director / critic’s first feature to illustrate the best of decades, the 1970s.

Based on a Georges Simenon story, The Watchmaker of St. Paul (1974) stars Philippe Noiret as the eponymous horloger, whose life is up-ended, reset, by the news that his son has been arrested for murder.

As Roger Ebert writes, what begins as a murder story “… ends as the portrait of a personality.”

Date: June 24th, 2020
Time: 2:30pm
Finishes at: 4:15pm

Source(s):
  • DVD