Diabolique is set in a provincial boarding school run by headmaster Michel Delasalle. A ruthless lothario, he becomes the target of a murder plot concocted by his long-suffering invalid wife Christina and his latest mistress, an icy teacher played by Simone Signoret. The simple murder plot goes haywire, and Michel's corpse disappears, prompting strange rumors of his reappearance which grow more and more substantial as the film goes wildly towards its breathless conclusion.
Henri-Georges Clouzot is regarded as among the greatest of French film directors. He started as a screenwriter and later on switched over to direct films. He rose to international fame with The Wages of Fear (1953) and consolidated that success with Diabolique (1955). His films are typically relentless suspense thrillers, similar to Alfred Hitchcock's but with far less light relief.
4:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3
6:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
4:00p Gateway Cineplex 7
Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.
The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.