René Allio

René Allio – Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère… aka I, Pierre Riviere (1976)

This film is mesmerising, not least because the director, René Allio, chose to use a cast entirely made up of real villagers from the area where the events took place. They serve him well, because the film has an authenticity and naturalness which would have been impossible to capture with trained actors. Based on the book by the French philosopher, Michel Foucault, the film charts the gruesome events that took place in a village in Normandy in 1835. Read More »

René Allio – L’heure exquise (1981)

Documentary about Marseille in the 20s, filtered through the director’s childhood memories. Read More »