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Film, Thu 28 Jun 2018

Left Bank Cinema: Lift to the Scaffold

Left Bank Cinema: Lift to the Scaffold


Lift to the Scaffold (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

Made when he was just twenty-four years old, Louis Malle's mesmerising debut feature is a stylish and suspenseful noir thriller, taking place over the course of one restless Paris night. Two lovers Florence (Jeanne Moreau) and Julien (Maurice Ronet) plot to murder Florence's husband, a wealthy arms dealer, in what appears to be the perfect crime.

Set to a hauntingly melancholic jazz score improvised by Miles Davis, and shot with luminous cinematography, this homage to Hollywood noir is now regarded as a seminal French film of the 1950s and a forerunner of the nouvelle vague.

With this special 60th anniversary screening, we pay tribute to the remarkable talent of the late Jeanne Moreau, and the film that propelled her to iconic stardom.

Louis Malle / France / 1958 / 91 minutes / Certificate PG

Please note: Doors open at 8:30pm and the film starts at 9pm.


_Left Bank Leeds is a charity. All money raised through this event will support the development of Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, charity no. 1146734._

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 Jun 2018 20:30 to 22:30


Tickets £5 or £4 Conc.


Cardigan Road,



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Map reference: SE 281348  Lat: 53.80962 Long: -1.57444

By Car:

Take the A65 out of Leeds for one mile. At the junction with a viaduct above, turn right on to Caridgane Road. At the next set of lights carry straight on. The venue is found on the right hand side after the entrance to Harold Grove.

Public Transport

Travel by Bus

Local bus number 19 from Leeds city centre stops within a minute’s walk from the venue in either direction.

Buses 49, 50/50A and 56 stop within 10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Travel by Train

Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away (20 minutes at peak times). The Harrogate line train between Leeds and Knaresborough stops at Burley Park station, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments