Viewing of ‘Bay of Angels’ set Dec. 12

movie reel stockForget winter and take in the sun-soaked French Riviera on Dec. 12 as the Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present a French Cinematheque screening of Bay of Angels.

The 1963 film begins after bank clerk Claude Mann’s holiday gets diverted to Nice’s “Baie des Anges” and a seat at the roulette table next to platinum blonde Jeanne Moreau. The couple rollercoaster from hotel suites, cars and couture to scrounging for change, and back again.

The critics have said that Jacques Demy’s second film is a triumph of style, from Raoul Coutard’s mobile camerawork amid Riviera locations to Ms. Moreau, resplendent in a white lacy bustier, flashing across a succession of mirrors in the penultimate shot. The film was restored in 2012 with the support of the La Cinémathèque Française, the Franco-American Fund and the Audivisual Archives of Monaco. The film, which is not rated, will be in French with English subtitles and runs 90 minutes long.

Ticket prices are free for Carte Blanche members; $6 for theatre and alliance members; $8 for students and seniors and $11 for nonmembers. Call the Avon box office at 203-967-3660, ext. 2 for tickets.

See more at Avontheatre.org/special_events.

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