Claude Chabrol

La Rupture

Hélène’s fear is well represented by the balloon vendor’s bouquet of colors. Chabrol extends the metaphor by warping the colors at the end of the film to match her state of mind and disorient the audience.

Le Beau Serge

Chabrol’s portrait of a man returning to his past is shot in such a manner that every location seems to have a memory attached to it by the characters.