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Opera Mouffe

France, 1958 (MIFF 1962, French Programme)

Director: Agnès Varda

A subjective and impressionist exploration of an impoverished neighbourhood centering around the Rue Mouffetard. It portrays the faces of the poor, the gestures of the aged, the fervors of erotic love, the innocence of children . . . The film received the Award of the International Federation of Film Societies.

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