Les diaboliques at the BFI

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s black-hearted masterpiece Les diaboliques is set for a cinematic screen release later this month.

In a plot worthy of Hitchcock, the wife and abused mistress of a tyrannical headmaster conspire to put an end to his wanton brutality. Taut as a mantrap, the meticulous script provides plenty of tension, surprises and shocks, but what really distinguishes the film is Clouzot’s beady eye for atmospheric details – not least the seedy boarding school where the evil deed takes place.

Les diaboliques is in cinemas from 18th March. For venue listings and more information, visit www.bfi.org.uk/go/horrordiaboliques/

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