Serious recognition of Hitchcock began in the pages of Cahiers du Cinéma in the 1950s. In 1957, Éric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol published the first book-length study on the filmmaker, commenting not only on his obvious technical prowess but also on his formal and narrative strategies.
In his presentation on Chabrol’s La Femme Infidèle, Dr. Douglas Smith (UCD) will consider how Chabrol has interpreted Hitchcock’s narrative structures and representation of personal and sexual relations in his own work. Chabrol’s regard for Hitchcock is hugely evident in this story of a married woman whose affair with a writer leads to violence and unexpected consequences for her relationship with her husband. The final shot of the film is one of the most celebrated in French cinema.
This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Shadow of a Genius (February 5th – March 12th). Full course price: €60 (€55 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (Individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)