Tag Archives: Pierre Clémenti

Pierre Clémenti – Positano (1969)

Another recently unearthed Clementi film. Another few reels of footage consisting of Clementi, his friends and his family enjoying the Parisian life. Read More »

Jacques Rivette – Paris s’en va (1981)

Before Le Pont du Nord Rivette films Paris s’en va, a short film of approximately 25 minutes. He works with the same actors and the same technical team on both films. Henry Chapier who produced the short: “At the beginning of the ’80s nobody was interested in Rivette’s highly imaginative project Le Pont du Nord. Therefore Rivette came up with a kind of ‘transposition’ of the themes of Le Pont du Nord in the shape of Paris s’en va. Just like a painter in the Renaissance who does a sketch for a future project.” Read More »

Arielle Dombasle – Chassé-croisé (1982)

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A failed musician wanders in Paris, with a crossword puzzle as only guide. An initiatory journey between Good and Evil. Read More »

Liliana Cavani – I cannibali AKA The Year of the Cannibals (1970)

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The streets of a big city are full of dead bodies but people seem not to notice and pass by indifferently. At the behest of the authorities, the bodies of those citizens who were killed because the rebels should serve as a warning. Antigone wants to bury her brother. A young foreigner who speaks a foreign language and will offer his cooperation. Together, they try to bury the dead, but are discovered and killed. However, the example of the two is followed by other young people who take to the streets to continue to bury the corpses, again defying the authorities Read More »

Carlos Vilardebó – As Ilhas Encantadas AKA The Enchanted Islands (1965)

A desert island in the Atlantic, a woman alone after the death of both her brother and her husband, a very young French sailor abandoned by his ship. Love takes over and an enchanted new life begins, although they do not speak the same language. But it all comes to an abrupt end… Amália Rodrigues with her radiant beauty in an almost silent picture.

Free adaptation of a short story by Herman Melville, shot in a deserted islands near Madeira. Read More »

Pierre Clémenti – Visa de censure n°X AKA Certificate No. X (1967)

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Shot in 1967 but not released until 1975, actor Pierre Clémenti’s acid-infused experimental whirlwind of color and music featuring a who’s who of the French 60s underground. Read More »

Frank Cassenti – L’affiche rouge AKA The Red Poster (1976)

“Blood-red posters featuring portraits of wanted ‘terrorists’ decorated every street wall in occupied France during World War II, and this account of how 23 foreigners working for the Resistance were caught and executed dramatises one of the heroic myths of the Occupation. But Cassenti adopts a radically different perspective from the humanist ‘honesty’ of L’Armée des Ombres or even Lacombe Lucien, and instead attempts a Marxist analysis of the myth and what it means, historically, to re-enact it. As it moves from one level of representation to another with a Brechtian approach to performance, the film occasionally obscures its aims but never fails to challenge the way we receive history in the cinema.” – Time Out Film Guide
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