Hugues Burin des Roziers

Hugues Burin des Roziers – Blue Jeans (1977)

Love found and lost, and found again and the promiscuity of European youth in the 1970’s is the premise behind Blue Jeans. Director Hugues Burin des Roziers’ first feature length film tells the story of Julien Morin, an 11-year-old boy from an affluent area of Paris who takes a summer-long trip with his class to England to learn English. Along with his friends Talimard, Picolet and Dupont, the class seems more interested in meeting girls and having fun than learning English. Julien’s attentions soon turn away from his English classes and to Janet, a local girl he meets in an arcade. When she spurns him for Jean-Pierre, an older French boy, Julien too finds a physical attraction to this handsome boy. Labeled as a queer and laughed at, Julien is at first unaffected by these hurtful remarks and yearns to spend more time with his new friend. Jean-Pierre, however, is unaware of Julien’s true feelings. Read More »