Play Dates


December 26, 28, & 31    Baltimore, MD    THE CHARLES

February 17    Washington, DC    NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

When You Read This Letter Play Dates


France/Italy, 1953
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Producer: Jean-Pierre Melville, Paul Temps
Cast: Juliette Gréco, Philippe Lemaire, Yvonne Sanson, Irene Galter
Screenwriter: Jacques Deval
Cinematography: Henri Alekan
Music: Bernard Peiffer
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 104 minutes

After her parents' sudden death, Thérese (Juliette Gréco) decides to leave the convent to run the family business and care for her younger sister, who is involved with local lowlife Max (Philippe Lemaire). Then rape, attempted suicide, blackmail, a rigged car accident, and a one-sided love affair crash to a startling conclusion. 

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