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What's your favorite film by Maurice Pialat?

L'enfance nue (Naked Childhood)
2 (10.5%)
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together)
1 (5.3%)
La gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape)
0 (0%)
Passe ton bac d'abord (Graduate First)
0 (0%)
Loulou
1 (5.3%)
À nos amours
3 (15.8%)
Police
0 (0%)
Sous le soleil de Satan (Under the Sun of Satan)
1 (5.3%)
Van Gogh
1 (5.3%)
Le garçu
0 (0%)
other (specify)
1 (5.3%)
Haven't seen any
9 (47.4%)
Don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Author Topic: Pialat, Maurice  (Read 4267 times)

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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2012, 11:43:10 AM »
These are series of short 10-15 min documentary shorts that Pialat made in and about Turkey apparently using some leftover film stock from Alain Robbe-Grillet. This one's the only one in color and is gorgeous to look at. It's pretty great. The short is set almost entirely at the Istanbul harbor, a location with much historical significance located right between Europe and Asia. Pialat uses this poetic voiceover narration that kinda reminded me of Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet and it's all pretty lovely.
It all looks and sounds pretty lovely!


I am probably going to get to go to Turkey next year on work etc. Should be good.
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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 05:44:56 AM »




Under the Sun of Satan | 1987

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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2012, 06:12:27 AM »









Van Gogh | 1991

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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2012, 09:29:39 AM »
1. À nos amours
2. Van Gogh
3. A Mouth Agape
4. L'enfance Nue
5. We Won't Grow Old Together
6. Loulou
7. Graduate First
8. Police
9. Under the Sun of Satan

I need to re-watch Loulou and Police to be really sure though. I feel like I didn't really understand him when I watched those two.

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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2013, 02:50:19 AM »
À nos amours
Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together)
Passe ton bac d'abord (Graduate First)
La gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape)
Van Gogh
Loulou
Sous le soleil de Satan (Under the Sun of Satan)
L'enfance nue (Naked Childhood)
Police
Le garçu

Shorts:
L'amour existe (Love Exists)
6 Turkish Shorts
L'ombre familière (Familiar Shadow)
Isabelle aux Dombes
La Camargue
Janine
Congres Eucharistique Diocesain
Drôles de bobines (Funny Reels)
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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2014, 04:49:25 PM »
The release of Kino's DVD of We Won't Grow Old Together is next Tuesday, August 12th. 
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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2014, 02:39:52 AM »
The release of Kino's DVD of We Won't Grow Old Together is next Tuesday, August 12th.

Don't know what Kino's further plans are, but last year, Gaumont released this and five other Pialats on Blu-ray. Region free and with English subs.

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Re: Director's Best: Maurice Pialat
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2014, 03:50:04 PM »
1. We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
2. The Mouth Agape (1974)
3. Van Gogh (1991)
4. A Nos Amours (1983)
5. Police (1985)
6. Loulou (1980)
7. Graduate First (1978)
8. Naked Childhood (1968)
9. Le Garcu (1995)
10. Under the Sun of Satan (1987)

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Re: Pialat, Maurice
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2017, 10:47:08 PM »
1. À nos amours
2. Van Gogh
3. L'enfance nue




L'enfance nue is 400 Blows stripped of all magic. You can say it's different because the kid here is more of a sociopath - and I have trouble working any sympathy for a character that kills a cat - but it's the unfussy filmmaking that only reminds me why cinematic enhancement is such a joy.

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Re: Pialat, Maurice
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2017, 12:10:40 PM »
L'amour existe, 70°

He's been a hero ever since I learnt about how he reacted to the booing when he was awarded La Palme d'or in 1987.

I might remember it all differently tomorrow.