The Confession [L'aveu]

Costa-Gavras (director)
Artur London, Lise London (autobiography)
Chri Marker, Yves Mirkine (still photographers)
Jorge Semprun (screenwriter)
Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti (starring)

N.p. Les Films Corona, Circa 1970. Vintage borderless double weight reference photograph of Yves Montand from the 1970 film. Large French "L'AVEU" stamp, "Cinemagence" stamp, and provenance stamp of "G. Troussier" on verso.

Based on the 1968 autobiography "L'aveu" by Artur and Lise London. Costa-Gavras' searing indictment against Stalinism and totalitarianism, a grueling but riveting politic thriller, wherein Yves Montand stars as Artur Ludvik, a Czechoslovak Communist official, abducted, imprisoned, interrogated and tortured over many months, before he is groomed as a witness in a public sham trial.

Set in 1951 Czechoslovakia, shot on location in Nord, and Alpes-Maritimes, France.

9 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 759.

[Book #151985]