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Caught in a Bad Romance: Clouzot’s Dire Love Story Resurrected “Manon” | Blu-ray Review

Caught in a Bad Romance: Clouzot’s Dire Love Story Resurrected “Manon” | Blu-ray Review

Arrow Academy resurrects an early notable work from the filmography of Henri-Georges Clouzot with his 1949 Manon, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The title was Clouzot’s second post-wwii film following the lift of his ban from filmmaking in France due to his collaborations with the Nazis during the German occupation.

Celebrated for his thrillers, which include classics like Diabolique and The Wages of Fear, Clouzot was heavily criticized and demeaned by the onslaught of the New Wave filmmakers who classified him as old-fashioned.…

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