Best of the 1st Edition
Throughout the history of the Noir Film Festival we have followed the rule that we do not repeat films from previous years‘ programs. However, for the 10th anniversary edition, we decided to make an exception and revisit some of the pearls of the 1st Noir Film Festival, which took place in August 2013 at Kokořín Castle. Thus, you can look forward to Humphrey Bogart in the iconic role of Phil Marlowe in The Big Sleep (1946), an adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, the Oscar-winning Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce (1946), based on the literary novel by James M. Cain, and the insidious femme fatale Gene Tierney in the technicolor masterpiece Leave Her to Heaven (1945). The four films in the „Best of the 1st Edition“ section conclude with Kiss Me Deadly (1955), in which director Robert Aldrich turned the noir tradition of the previous fifteen years on its head.