"A film reminiscent of a fairy tale." FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
In Monte Carlo, a wealthy widower named Maxim de Winter falls in love with an ingenuous servant. They get married and move to Manderley, Cornwall. The young wife meets the house staff led by the cold Mrs. Danvers, never recovered from the disappearance of her previous mistress, Rebecca. Very quickly, Mrs. de Winter does not feel out of place in this house haunted by the memory of the deceased...
First film of the American period of Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca marks the beginning of the collaboration between the English scenario writer and the Hollywood producer David O. Selznick. Worn by the duo Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, this adaptation of the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier remains the absolute model in terms of Gothic romance. Oscar® for Best Film in 1941, Rebecca is to be found in her sublime restored 4K version!
REBECCA (1940 – Black & White – 130 mins) new 4K restoration
. HAUNTING ABSENCE (20 mins) Interview and analysis of Laurent Bouzereau, filmmaker and author of numerous books, including Hitchcock: Evidence .
.HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (34 mins) The film deciphered by Hitchcock and Truffaut during their famous interviews, plus an unpublished afterword by director Nicolas Saada.
. SCREEN TESTS OF "REBECCA" (9 mins) Margaret Sullavan, Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier try out for the lead roles in the film.