Plein soleil (1960) original film poster: an exclusive Classiq – Irina Perju collaboration
Printed on high-quality fine art paper.
All prints have a white border around the illustration.
Most of the time, the colors you see on-screen will be very faithful to the poster prints you receive in the mail, but keep in mind that colors may vary slightly from one screen to another. Also, you should take as reference the colors you see in the unframed illustration, not the colors you see in the framed posters in the styling examples.
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Your prints are shipped either flat (the 21×29.7 cm/ 8.3”x11.7” prints) or in a resistant cardboard tube (the 30×40 cm/11.8″ x 15.7″ and bigger). They are rolled safely, with a protective sheet to prevent any damage to the printed area, into a reinforced cardboard tube. The artworks are not shipped framed. Note: the framed poster you see in the photo is 30×40 cm/ 11.8″ x 15.7″.
In an effort to reduce waste, these posters are printed on demand. Please allow up to 3 business days before your print is sent as your order is custom printed just for you. Once the order is shipped, you will receive an email notifying you, with tracking. Once shipped, transit can take anywhere from 1-5 business days if you are in Europe and 10-31 days for international.
This is an original movie poster as part of an exclusive Classiq – Irina Perju collaboration. I would love to say that one of the aims of this collaboration is to attract a new, young audience for classic films and to make classic cinema more accessible to a wider public. And I truly hope it does. But I guess it is first and foremost another way to funnel my lifelong passion for cinema. It truly is a celebration of classic films and storytelling that, paired with the illustrator’s artwork and end product, wants to bring a new, tangible appreciation for artistic expression and for the world of film.
The first adaptation after Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, Plein soleil (1960) is a visually beautiful film – Highsmith described it as “very beautiful to the eye and interesting for the intellect” – and its style reminds me of Hitchcok’s works. Director René Clément was a technician himself, who had trained as an architect and made his debut in cinema as a cameraman. In fact, he was named the French Alfred Hitchcock after he made this film. Of course, part of the film’s dazzlingly beautiful quality is Alain Delon in the role of Tom Ripley. With his arresting good looks and impeccable style, Delon makes a sinister Ripley, of a darting intelligence and of few words, a mixture of ravishing beauty and inhumanity. Henri Decaë’s exquisite cinematography and the sun-drenched mise-en-scène (the picture was shot entirely on location, in Rome, Naples and the vicinity islands) sharply contrasts the themes of envy, deceit and murder. What I have found extremely fascinating about this film is that it is an unusual noir: all is bright and in the open, inviting the viewer in – plein soleil.