Louis Malle unveiled the natural beauty of Jeanne Moreau in his breakthrough, Elevator to the Gallows. With his follow-up, the scandalous smash The Lovers> (Les amants), he made her a star once and for all. A deeply felt and luxuriously filmed fairy tale for grown-ups, perched on the edge between classical and New Wave cinemas, The Lovers presents Moreau as a restless bourgeois wife whose eye wanders from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger (Jean-Marc Bory). Thanks to its frank sexuality, The Lovers caused quite a stir, being censored and attacked for obscenity around the world. If today its shock has worn off, its glistening sensuality and seductive storytelling haven’t aged a day.
1. Interview – Jeanne Moreau (1958)
2. Interview – Jeanne Moreau (1972)
3. Interview – Jose Luis de Villalonga (1958)
4. Interview – Louis Malle (1963)
5. Interview – Louis Malle (1994)
6. Interview – Louise de Vilmorin
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