Letter from an Unknown Woman
DIRECTOR: MAX OPHULS
CAST: JOAN FONTAINE, LOUIS JOURDAN
Noah Baumbach in person to introduce and for a Q&A following the screening.
In a deliciously artificial fin-de-siecle Vienna concocted on a studio backlot, Max Ophüls conducts a veritable symphony of moving camerawork, turning Stefan Zweig’s short story of consuming romantic delusion into a voluptuous tragedy begun when a young woman (Joan Fontaine) develops a consuming fascination with a concert pianist neighbor (Louis Jourdan).
35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.