Sunday 15th March’20 at 3pm
1970 (15) colour 93 mins (drama/thriller)
Helénè, a lonely village headmistress, befriends the local butcher Popaul. On Popaul’s birthday Hélène gives him a lighter. Later, during an excursion with her class to a cave in the woods, Hélène stumbles across the latest stabbed victim of a presumed serial killer. She recognises the woman and finds Popaul’s lighter at the scene but hides it from the police. When Popaul next visits her she discovers that he still has his lighter and is much relieved. However, when Popaul paints the ceiling of her house, she makes a discovery that seriously affects her sense of security.
Bodil Awards 1971: Best European film & director Chabrol