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Maurice Pialat and the New French Realism

Pialat Shorts 1

Pialat’s varied and quirky early short films encompass documentary and fiction.

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Total runtime 97min
English subtitles

Long before his feature debut, Pialat made two documentaries on religious subjects – Isabelle aux Dombes (1951) and Congrès eucharistique diocesain (1953) – and two fiction shorts, the mysterious L’Ombre familière (1958), and the prankish Droles de bobines (1957). L’Amour existe (1961) was a prize-winning look at the beauty and ugliness of Paris, while Janine (1962) tells a droll story of men and women, and was written by and starred Claude Berri.

Joint ticket available with Pialat Shorts 2 on Sat 19 Oct £18, concs £15 (Members pay £2 less)


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