Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Le Sang des Bêtes

France, 1949 (MIFF 1955, Odd Birds in the Aviary)

Director: Georges Franju

Le Sang Des Betes describes a Paris abattoir, not only the methods of slaughtering animals, but also the melancholy district in which it is set, and the oddly genial characters of the people employed there. The treatment of this film has, surprisingly, a quiet and lyrical quality.

See also...

FRONTIER OF DAWN

France, 2008
“The director paints a contemporary yet timeless world in which the intensity of human feelings is the main distraction.” - Screen International ... On assignment, professional photographer Fran&… More »

En Passant par la Lorraine

France, 1951
The second film by the director of Le Sang des Bêtes is an evocation of Lorraine, in a form that skilfully blends past and present: the memorial to Jeanne d'Arc at Domremy, and the traces of devasta… More »

Blood of the Beasts

France, 1949
A surprisingly lyrical description of a Paris abattoir, its melancholy district, and the oddly genial people employed there. ... More »

First Night

France, 1958
A schoolboy discovers unknown and strange parts of Paris when he boards the "Metro" in pursuit of a young girl. A short documentary film directed by one of the new young talents of the French cinema. ... More »

THE SIN OF FATHER MOURET

France, 1970
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.