Georges Simenon’s extensive body of work has inspired many films. These romans durs (“hard novels”—akin to what we would call a psychological thriller) have the right stuff for it: gritty settings, psychological tension, questionable morality, and sex.
Cine-Simenon will run for two weeks (Thursday, August 8, through Wednesday, August 21) at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village. Four of the fourteen films in the series are based on NYRB Classics:
- Three Bedrooms in Manhattan, August 9 (the film is called Three Rooms in Manhattan)
- The Engagement, August 11 and 17 (Monsieur Hire is the film’s title)
- The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, August 12 and 21
- Red Lights, August 16 and 19
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