Jean-Pierre Melville

Until Sun 01 Oct 

Dust off your fedora hats and trenchcoats for this season of films by one of France’s most iconic and influential directors - Jean-Pierre Melville.

Born Jean-Pierre Grumbach in Paris in 1917, he adopted the nom de guerre “Melville” while working for the French Resistance in World War II - and kept it as his professional name when he returned from the war.

He would go on to be a huge influence on the French New Wave and an array of notable filmmakers since - including Martin Scorsese, John Woo, Michael Mann and Quentin Tarantino.

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Ticket Deals

Buy tickets for three different films in this season and get 15% off.

Buy tickets for six different films in this season and get 25% off.

Buy tickets for nine different films in this season and get 35% off.

These packages are available online, in person and on the phone, on both full price and concession tickets. Tickets must all be bought at the same time.

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In this season

10 films

  • Les Enfants Terribles

    Until Sun 03 Sep

    Les Enfants Terribles
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France 1950
    Duration
    105 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Nicole Stéphane, Edouard Dermith, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Melvyn Martin.

    French and English with English subtitles

  • Bob le flambeur (Bob the Gambler)

    Until Tue 05 Sep

    Bob le flambeur
    (Bob the Gambler)
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France 1955
    Duration
    101 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble, André Garet.

    French with English subtitles

  • Léon Morin, prêtre (Léon Morin, Priest)

    Until Thu 07 Sep

    Léon Morin, prêtre
    (Léon Morin, Priest)
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1961
    Duration
    117 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Iréne Tunc, Nicole Mirel, Howard Vernon.

    French and English with English subtitles

  • Le Doulos (The Finger Man)

    Until Sun 10 Sep

    Le Doulos
    (The Finger Man)
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1962
    Duration
    108 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Daniel Crohem, Jean Desailly.

    French with English subtitles

  • Le samouraï

    Until Tue 12 Sep

    Le samouraï
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1967
    Duration
    105 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon.

    French with English subtitles

  • Le Deuxième Souffle

    Until Thu 14 Sep

    Le Deuxième Souffle
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France 1966
    Duration
    150 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Raymond Pellegrin, Christine Fabréga, Marcel Bozzuffi.

    French with English subtitles

  • The Silence of the Sea + Short

    Until Mon 18 Sep

    The Silence of the Sea + Short
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France 1949
    Duration
    98 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated U
    Cast
    Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Ami Aaröe, Jean-Marie Robin, Georges Patrix.

    French, German and English with English subtitles

  • Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres)

    Mon 25 Sep to Wed 27 Sep

    Army of Shadows
    (L'armée des ombres)
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France 1969
    Duration
    145 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret.

    French with English subtitles

  • The Red Circle (Le Cercle rouge)

    Wed 27 Sep to Fri 29 Sep

    The Red Circle
    (Le Cercle rouge)
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1970
    Duration
    140 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated PG
    Cast
    Cast: Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonté, Yves Montand, François Périer.

    French with English subtitles

  • Un Flic

    Fri 29 Sep to Sun 01 Oct

    Un Flic
    Director
    Jean-Pierre Melville
    Country of origin and year
    France/Italy 1972
    Duration
    98 minutes
    Certificate
    Rated 12A
    Cast
    Cast: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla, Michael Conrad.

    French with English subtitles

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