Jacques Rozier

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

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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)

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.

avec FOULI ELIA, BERTHE GRANVAL, HÉLÈNE LAZAREFF & JEAN LESCOT
scénario DENISE DUBOIS-JALLAIS & JACQUES ROZIER
image WILLY KURANT
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Jacques Rozier – Du côté d’Orouët (1971)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 »