French New Wave, Maurice Pialat

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

At the newly remodeled Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive the other weekend, caught "Naked Childhood", preceded by "L'Amour Existe", both part of Maurice Pialat's Love Exists film retrospective in 35 mm. 

Industrial smoke on fields abandoned by anonymous faces in anonymous apartments  
Beautiful, beautiful desolate raw black & white cinematography... 

"Pantin's great flour mills are like a castle in a drawing by Hugo" 


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