Film Screening Romy Schneider in Le Combat Dans L'île

Le combat dans l'île Courtesy The Film Desk


Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106

As part of Panorama Europe 2019, the Museum of the Moving Image presents Alan Cavalier’s Le combat dans l'île as a sidebar screening to Emily Atef’s 3 Days in Quiberon.

Romy Schneider is at her best as the wife of an industrialist and right-wing extremist played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, in this rarely screened thriller from the height of the French New Wave. A jazzy noir that is set against the political turmoil of the early 1960s, Cavalier’s film is stunningly photographed by the great Pierre Lhomme (best known for such films as Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows and Jean Eustache’s The Mother and the Whore).   

Le combat dans l'île
France, 1962, 104 min
Directed by Alain Cavalier
With Romy Schneider, Jean-Louis Trintignant