And Hope to Die DVD Review

Tough and whimsy combine in René Clément's penultimate film, 1972's And Hope to Die (La course du lièvre à travers les champs), a delirious late-career heist film. Adapted by Sébastien Japrisot from David Goodi... Read More...

Gervaise DVD Review

Soon after arriving in a rundown district of mid-nineteenth century Paris, a lame woman named Gervaise is abandoned by her lover and left to fend for herself and her two children by working in a laundrette. Mar... Read More...

The Deadly Trap DVD Review

René Clément's antepenultimate feature, The Deadly Trap (La maison sous les arbres, 1971), is curious from its outset. Beginning with a wordless barge journey down the Seine - accompanied by Gilbert Bécaud's sc... Read More...

Forbidden Games Blu-ray Review

Historically situated between the engrained classicism of his nation's mainstream cinema and the freer-flowing hipsters of la nouvelle vague, French filmmaker René Clément appears to be something of an anomaly.... Read More...