Jacques Rozier

  • Jacques Rozier – Blue jeans (1958)

    Jacques Rozier1951-1960FranceShort Film
    Blue jeans (1958)
    Blue jeans (1958)

    Recapturing a spontaneous moment in time witnessed by the director, when a couple of free wheeling youths on their scooters in the summer of the Riviera try to pick up a girl or two.Read More »

  • Jacques Rozier – Fifi Martingale (2001)

    2001-2010ComedyFranceJacques Rozier

    Plot: An artist fending off his detractors (more imagined than real) ends up making things more difficult for himself in this satiric comedy. Kevin Kazanovitch (Mike Marshall) is a theatrical director whose latest production, a farcical comedy, has become a resounding success. But Kazanovitch is by his nature high-strung and has a pronounced streak of paranoia, and when he’s informed that he’s to receive a highly coveted award for his work, Kazanovitch is certain it’s part of a plot by his detractors to discredit him. The director is so thoroughly convinced of this that he decides to rewrite a few scenes of his play to comment on those he believes are trying to ruin him; he calls his cast to a special rehearsal of the material one afternoon, but Yves Lempereur (Yves Afonso), the show’s leading man, gets in an auto accident while rushing to the theater from shooting a television commercial. Read More »

  • Jacques Rozier – Les naufragés de l’île de la tortue AKA The Castaways of Turtle Island (1976)

    1971-1980AdventureComedyFranceJacques Rozier

    Bonaventure (Pierre Richard) is a semi-competent travel agent. One day, he teases his girlfriend’s jealousy by making a false mistress with a name which happens to be belong to a real girl… Having to make this lie true, his false mistress becomes also a true one and this is how adventure begins…Read More »

  • Jacques Rozier & William Rozier – Dans le vent (1963)

    1961-1970FranceJacques RozierShort FilmTVWilliam Rozier

    Documentary about the 1962 capes fashion, from the designing process by the stylists of “Elle” magazine to photo studio to the women wearing capes in the street.

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  • Jacques Rozier – Du côté d’Orouët (1971)

    1971-1980ArthouseComedyFranceJacques Rozier


    A patient observation on the adventures a group of three young girls spending their three-week summer vacation at a small village, a quotidian that includes cooking, excursions, playing cards and going out with guys, enjoying the simple pleasures life has to offer.Read More »

  • Jacques Rozier – Rentrée des classes (1956)

    1951-1960FranceJacques RozierShort Film


    First film by French cult director Jacques Rozier
    20 minutes

    In a small village of Provence, on the first day at school, a young boy throws away his bag into the river because of a bet…
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  • Jacques Rozier – Paparazzi (1964)

    1961-1970DocumentaryFranceJacques RozierShort Film


    Paparazzi explores the relationship between Brigitte Bardot and groups of invasive photographers attempting to photograph her while she works on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s film Le Mépris (Contempt). Through video footage of Bardot, interviews with the paparazzi, and still photos of Bardot from magazine covers and elsewhere, director Rozier investigates some of the ramifications of international movie stardom, specifically the loss of privacy to the paparazzi. The film explains the shooting of the film on the island of Capri, and the photographers’ valiant, even foolishly dangerous, attempts to get a photograph of Bardot.Read More »

  • Jacques Rozier – Blue jeans (1958)

    1951-1960DramaFranceJacques RozierShort Film


    Great early short film by the underrated French filmmaker Jacques Rozier. The film follows two teenage boys trying to pick up girls in a resort town.
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  • Jacques Rozier – Adieu Philippine (1962)

    1961-1970ArthouseFranceJacques Rozier


    Jonathan Rosenbaum wrote:
    Jacques Rozier is perhaps the least known of the most talented French New Wave directors, if only because his output is so limited—about one feature per decade. His subject is teenagers, and his method owes a lot to cinema verite. This first feature, made toward the beginning of the 1960s, is also probably his best; it concerns a young TV worker who is dating two 18-year-old girlfriends and can’t choose between them. Rozier’s graceful style is a mixture of sweetness and light, devoid of pretension and open to youthful energies. Recommended.Read More »

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