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MBC Interactive Archive Project - 1960s - "On the Verge of the Nouvelle Vague" - LES MISTONS by François Truffaut and LA POINTE COURTE by Agnès Varda

  • 12 Dec 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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The MBC Interactive Archive Project Retrospective

1960s: "On The Verge of The Nouvelle Vague"

Presented with the support of the Cultural Services

of the French Embassy in the United States

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THU DEC 12, 7p:

LES MISTONS

(The Kids)

Directed by FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, 1957. 18mins.

With Gérard Blain and Bernadette Lafont

LES MISTONS French photo, 1957, from the #MBCarchive

Bernadette Jouve (Bernadette Lafont, in her debut, later a big star starting with Claude Chabrol’s Les beau Serge and Les bonnes femmes) is the most beautiful girl in town. In fact every young boy in town has been inspired by her seductive beauty. But since they are too young to love her, they decide the next best thing is to torture her with their childish games.

AND

LA POINTE COURTE

(The Short Point)

Directed by AGNÈS VARDA, France, 1956. 80mins.

With Phillippe Noiret and Silvia Monfort as Him and Her

LA POINTE COURTE French photo, 1956, from the #MBCarchive 

La Pointe Courte is the feature film overlooking a future movement of the Nouvelle Vague, with the themes, tone and modernist concept that continued throughout its run for another decade. (In French with English subtitles).

“The great Agnès Varda's film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave.”-Criterion Collection

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