A fit­ting tribute to Moreau

Los Angeles Times - - AT THE MOVIES - — Justin Chang

“Jules and Jim” re­mains one of the French New Wave’s most sub­lime achieve­ments, and its fleet­ness of foot can still take your breath away. “Noth­ing is held too long, noth­ing is over­stated or even stated,” Pauline Kael once wrote of the film. From one del­i­cately rov­ing scene to the next, François Truf­faut’s 1962 mas­ter­piece feels an­i­mated by a deep un­der­stand­ing of love’s im­per­ma­nence. The ti­tle may re­fer to the two men played by Oskar Werner and Henri Serre, but the movie be­longs to Catherine, the ir­re­sistible, unattain­able woman they both adore, played by an in­can­des­cent Jeanne Moreau in her most fa­mous screen role. Cine­fam­ily and the French Film and TV Of­fice will co-present a screen­ing of “Jules and Jim” at Cine­fam­ily, 611 N. Fair­fax Ave., Los An­ge­les, at 7:30 p.m. on Mon­day; it would be hard to imag­ine a more fit­ting tribute to the late Moreau, or a more plea­sur­able one. Tick­ets are $12 but are free for mem­bers; for more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.cine­fam­ily.org.

Les Films du Car­rosse

JEANNE MOREAU, Henri Serre and Oskar Werner star in François Truf­faut’s 1962 film “Jules and Jim,” a French New Wave cin­e­matic mas­ter­piece.

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