HUIS CLOS (Jacqueline Audry, 1954)

Ten years after the first production of the one-act existentialist play, the first film of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit appeared—believe it or not, at Christmastime. Sartre’s version of the afterlife, which is an ironical, cryptic metaphor for the here and now, is where “Hell is other people”—in this case, the two others in the trio […]