N.p. Unifrance Film, Circa 1960. Vintage borderless portrait photograph, with bottom margin, of Claude Chabrol, circa 1960, with Chabrol's name and "unifrance film" printed on the lower white margin.
A giant of French cinema, Chabrol was the first of the core five Cahier du Cinema's film critics turned filmmakers (Eric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, and Claude Chabrol) to direct (and write) his own feature, "Le Beau Serge" (1958), a thriller indebted to Hitchcock, often cited as the first film of the French New Wave. Chabrol, an incredibly prolific and popular filmmaker for over five decades, averaged a film a year, and is perhaps best known for his crime thrillers, but tackled genres across the spectrum, from war films, to costume dramas, to psychological dramas, often with an biting criticism of the French bourgeoisie just beneath the surface.
5 x 7. inches. Near Fine.