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Maurice Pialat and the New French Realism

La Maison des bois (Parts 1-3)

The House in the Woods

A rare opportunity for you to enjoy this remarkable TV series by Pialat, about French rural life during WWI.

Image from La Maison des bois

France 1971
Dir Maurice Pialat
With Pierre Doris, Jacqueline Dufranne, Agathe Natanson
English subtitles

A seven-part series shown on French television once and rarely seen again until its recent splendid restoration, Pialat’s intimate epic follows a group of children exiled to the country during World War One and how they change the lives of their guardians. Supremely engrossing and moving, this recreation of a lost world of rural France was considered by Pialat to be his finest work.

Screening courtesy of Institut National de l’Audiovisuel.

Institut National de l’Audiovisuel

This is a screening of Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Total runtime 156min)

See the screenings for Parts 4 & 5 (Total runtime 104min) and Parts 6 & 7 (Total runtime 104min).

Joint ticket available for the complete series £24, concs £18 (Members pay £3 less) from the BFI box office in person or by phone (0207 928 3232) only.


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