LA FIN DU JOUR (Julien Duvivier, 1939)

Former actor Julien Duvivier’s most personal, most brilliant film, The End of the Day, is set in an abbey that has been converted into a private theatrical retirement home—one so financially strapped, however, that its closing is imminent. Superbly written by Charles Spaak and Duvivier, this French marvel expresses Duvivier’s bone-deep pessimism while yet eluding […]