Beauties of the Night

  • Dir: René Clair

  • France/Italy, 1952, 87minmins

  • Cast: Gérard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida

Six years after the intense saga of love of life and death incarnated in Cocteau’s fable, master René Clair offered a different banquet of dreams and love. Here, the hero is a composer whose days transform themselves into nightly dreams of an historical panorama of amorous conquests – including the women he has encountered in his daytimes. And as we might imagine, dreams, reality and love become confused, especially when a certain woman enters both. Not to mention a young Gina Lollobrigida…

1952 Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize

*Post-screening seminar with Lau Yam and Geoffrey Wong


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-06-12 (Sun)
      2016-06-18 (Sat)


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