Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008

The ultimate French siren: the EIFF describe her as the "definitive living legend of French sinema: an intelligent, offbeat seductress".

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The Bride Wore Black The Bride Wore Black
The Bride Wore Black and Diary Of A Chambermaid
The Bay Of Angels (La Baie des Anges) (Country: France; Year: 1963; Director: Jacques Demy; Writer: Jacques Demy; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet, André Certes, Nicole Chollet, Georges Alban, Conchita Parodi, Jacques Moreau, André Canter, Jean-Pierre Lorrain)
Gambling addiction and romance mix in Demy's second feature.
The Bride Wore Black (LA Mariée était en noir) (Country: France; Year: 1968; Director: François Truffaut; Writer: Jean-Louis Richard, François Truffaut, Cornell Woolrich; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Michel Bouquet, Jean-Claude Brialy, Charles Denner, Claude Rich, Michael Lonsdale, Daniel Boulanger, Alexandra Stewart, Sylvine Delannoy, Luce Fabiole, Michèle Montfort)
New Wave brat scholar Tarantino swears blind this was not the inspiration for Kill Bill? You decide.
Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 1959; Director: Roger Vadim; Writer: Claude Brulé, from the book by Choderlos de Laclos.; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philipe, Annette Vadim, Madeleine Lambert, Jeanne Valérie, Jean-Louis Trintignant)
Love and adultery... Who could resist!?
Diary Of A Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre, Le) (Country: France; Year: 1964; Director: Luis Buñuel; Writer: Luis Buñuel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Octave Mirbeau; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Georges Géret, Daniel Ivernel, Françoise Lugagne, Muni, Jean Ozenne, Michel Piccoli, Joëlle Bernard, Françoise Bertin, Aline Bertrand, Pierre Collet)
Dark comedy exposing the 1930s in thrall to fascism.
Eve (Eva) (Country: France; Year: 1962; Director: Joseph Losey; Writer: Hugo Butler, James Hadley Chase, Evan Jones; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi, James Villiers, Riccardo Garrone, Lisa Gastoni, Checco Rissone, Enzo Fiermonte, Nona Medici, Roberto Paoletti, Alex Revidis)
Working-class Welsh writer falls foul of a femme fatale.
The Immortal Story The Immortal Story
The Immortal Story and Jules Et Jim
The Fire Within (Le Feu Follet) (Country: France; Year: 1963; Director: Louis Malle; Writer: Louis Malle, based on the book by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle; Stars: Maurice Ronet, Léna Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Mona Dol, Pierre Moncorbier, René Dupuy, Bernard Tiphaine, Bernard Noël, Ursula Kubler, Jeanne Moreau, Alain Mottet, François Gragnon, Romain Bouteille, Jacques Sereys, Alexandra Stewart)
A suicidal man struggling to avoid sliding back into alcoholism visits former friends and lovers to say goodbye.
The Immortal Story (Country: France; Year: 1968; Director: Orson Welles; Writer: Karen Blixen, Louise de Vilmorin, Orson Welles; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley)
Rarely-seen Welles feature about an expat orchestrates a tale of sexual and emotional manipulation.
Jules Et Jim (Jules And Jim) (Country: France; Year: 1962; Director: Francois Truffaut; Writer: Francois Truffaut, Jean Gruault, based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roche; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Marie Dubois, Boris Bassiak, Danielle Bassiak, Sabine Haudepin)
A French love triangle, spanning the years. Out on reissue in May.
L'Adolescente (Country: France; Year: 1979; Director: Jeanne Moreau; Writer: Henriette Jelinek, Jeanne Moreau; Stars: Simone Signoret, Francis Huster, Laetitia Chauveau, Edith Clever, Jacques Weber, Jean-François Balmer, Hugues Quester, Roger Blin, Frank Muth, Maurice Baquet, Nadine Basile)
An infatuation with an older man in a sympathetic character study directed by Moreau.
Lift To The Scaffold (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud, Elevator to the Gallows, Elevator to the Scaffold) (Country: France; Year: 1958; Director: Louis Malle; Writer: Noël Calef, Louis Malle, Roger Nimier; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Elga Andersen, Sylviane Aisenstein, Micheline Bona, Gisèle Grandpré, Jacqueline Staup, Marcel Cuvelier), Official Site, Trailer
Moreau's first lead role about an unfaithful wife who finds nothing but trouble after a fling with her lover.
The Trial The Trial
The Trial and Viva Maria!
The Lovers (Les Amants) (Country: France; Year: 1958; Director: Louis Malle; Writer: Louise de Vilmorin, based on the book by Dominique Vivant.; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny, José Luis de Villalonga, Jean-Marc Bory, Judith Magre, Gaston Modot)
Controversial drama about a married mum who walks out on her husband.
Lumière (Country: France, ; Year: 1976; Director: Jeanne Moreau; Writer: Jeanne Moreau; Stars: Lucia Bosé, Francine Racette, Caroline Cartier, Jeanne Moreau, Keith Carradine, François Simon, Bruno Ganz, René Féret, Niels Arestrup, Francis Huster, Patrice Alexsandre)
The lives and loves of an actress.
Mademoiselle (Country: France, UK; Year: 1966; Director: Tony Richardson; Writer: Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet; Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Ettore Manni, Keith Skinner, Umberto Orsini, Georges Aubert, Jane Beretta, Paul Barge, Pierre Collet, Gérard Darrieu, Jean Gras, Gabriel Gobin)
A repressed schoolteacher vents her frustration on the local community.
Nathalie Granger (Country: France; Year: 1972; Director: Marguerite Duras; Writer: Marguerite Duras; Stars: Lucia Bosé, Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Depardieu, Luce Garcia-Ville, Valerie Mascolo, Nathalie Bourgeois, Dionys Mascolo)
Exploration of the domestic isolation of two women.
Querelle (Country: West Germany, France; Year: 1982; Director: Werner Fassbinder; Writer: Burkhard Driest, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurt Raab, based on the novel by Jean Genet.; Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Hanno Pöschl, Günther Kaufmann)
A young man explores his sexuality in a decadent French brothel.
Lift To The Scaffold Lift To The Scaffold
Lift To The Scaffold and Time To Leave
Time To Leave (Temps qui reste, Le) (Country: France; Year: 2005; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval, Marie Rivière, Christian Sengewald, Louise-Anne Hippeau, Henri de Lorme, Walter Pagano, Violetta Sanchez, Ugo Soussan Trabelsi)
The last great taboo - a dissection of a young man coming to terms with death with the help of his grandmother.
The Trial (Le Procès) (Country: France, Italy, West Germany, Yugoslavia; Year: 1962; Director: Orson Welles; Writer: Orson Welles and Pierre Cholot, based on the book by Franz Kafka.; Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Elsa Martinelli, Suzanne Flon, Orson Welles)
A man wakes up to discover the police want to talk to him, but he has no idea what he's supposed to have done.
Viva Maria! (Country: France, Italy; Year: 1965; Director: Louis Malle; Writer: Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carrière; Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Paulette Dubost, Claudio Brook, Carlos López Moctezuma, Poldo Bendandi, Gregor von Rezzori, Francisco Reiguera, Jonathan Eden, Roberto Pedret, José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla')
Malle's comic western starring Bardot and Moreau as strip-tease pioneers.

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