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First Night

France, 1958 (MIFF 1959, Programme 6)

Director: Georges Franju

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.

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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 »

Le Sang des Bêtes

France, 1949
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… 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 »

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 »

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