November 1: La Pointe courte

Thursday, November 1 | 8PM La Pointe Courte France 1955 d. Agnès Varda with Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret. In French with English subtitles. Black and white. 86 m

“In mixing a quasi-neorealist approach with high Parisian culture (photography, literature, drama), Varda, with La Pointe Courte, forged a new filmic aesthetic that would have major resonance in both her work and the rest of French cinema….La Pointe Courte was obliterated by the tidal wave of Le beau Serge, Les cousins, The 400 Blows, Hiroshima mon amour, and Breathless. Yet it anticipated them all, and in retrospect its modernity is breathtaking.”   Ginette Vincendeau

Links:  IMDB  Wikipedia

See Also: L’Aigle à deux têtes aka The Eagle With Two Heads (Cocteau, 1948), Zazie dans le Métro aka Zazie (Malle, 1960), Les statues meurent aussi aka Statues Also Die (Marker & Resnais, 1953), Tous les garçons s’appellent Patrick aka All The Boys Are Called Patrick (Godard, 1957)