Jean-Daniel Pollet

Jean-Daniel Pollet – Le maître du temps AKA The Master of Time (1970)

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An alien, master of the time from a distant star who travels centuries to centuries, explores our planet. He finds himself on a Brazilian beach with his magic ring. Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – L’acrobate (1976)

Google translate wrote:
Fifth and last film of the Jean-Daniel Pollet / Claude Melki duo. Léon, a Keatonian bath boy, one day discovers tango. It’s the passion. Léon will either be a dance champion or not. Léon takes his first steps with Smoke, a prostitute with whom he is in love. Together they win prizes. Together, they… At the same time jerky and harmonious, imbued with mood swings and breaks in tone, a fascinating dance film which embraces its subject with airy grace, all this with the wonderful music of Antoine Duhamel Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – L’amour c’est gai, l’amour c’est triste aka Love Is Gay, Love Is Sad (1971)

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Leon is a tailor and he believes men are coming to see his trollop sister Marie to have their palms read. Then Arlette, a young provincial girl saved from suicide by Marie, comes to live in the apartment… Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – Dieu sait quoi (1994)

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Dieu sait quoi can be described as a cinematographic essay managing to convey Francis Ponge’s approach to the world, his special relation between silent objects and speech, defining the space of life and knowledge. Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – Gala (1961)

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A night in a club. The magic of little things happening and ‘dishappening’ with some kind of ironic tenderness Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – Pourvu qu’on ait l’ivresse… AKA As Long as You Get Drunk… (1958)

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In a ballroom dance, a shy young man tries to find a young girl to dance with … The clumsiness and ease of the dancers, the hesitations of the flirters, an atmosphere of celebration and derision, filmed with sensitivity, without comment or dialogue. Read More »

Jean-Daniel Pollet – L’ordre (1973)

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The most beautiful imprecation I know of : a “dead man” speaking to the living ones, questioning, inverting the notions of health and sanity, life and death.
(Not) strangely enough 12 years before Shoah is finished, some parallels ways are found to give the floor to the dead through the places they lived in, the places that saw them suffering from the “order”. Read More »