Alexandre Astruc
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Festivals / Awards

Louis Delluc Prize / Cannes Film Festival 1952 – Special Jury Prize

Original title : Le Rideau Cramoisi
From Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly's novel
Drama | 1952 | 45'
Director: Alexandre Astruc
Countries of production : France
Cast: Anouk Aimée, Yves Furet, Jean-Claude Pascal, Jim Gérald, Madeleine Garcya
1.37:1 - B&W - French

A compact counterpoint of neo-Gothic eroticism with detached narration, Astruc’s elegant miniature elevates the Barbey d’Aurevilly puzzling tale of the19th century liaison between a young officer and a convent girl to the status of authentic fairy tale.

Other credits
  • Production: Argos Films - Como Film
  • Script writers: Alexandre Astruc
  • Photo: Eugen Schüfftan
  • Music: Jean-Jacques Grünenwald