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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Letter from an Unknown Woman

1948 / 86min / 35mm

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.