Skip to main content

La Cloche

France, 1964 (MIFF 1966, Programme 2, 7)

Director: Jean L'Hote

A boy dates his girl near a bell which is waiting to be blessed before being hung in the belfry of a new church. A storm breaks out and the boy shelters under the bell. A mongrel forces him to cling to the clapper so hard that he pulls the bell over himself. The incident has far reaching consequences for both lovers.

See also...

JOUR DE FETE

The narrative of "Jour de Fete" is as thin as is conceivable. There would be none at all were it not for the postman, Jacques Tati. He is the film. Six feet five inches in his stockinged feet, dark ... More »

Hail to You, Pompeians!

The volcano Vesuvius destroyed the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But within reach of most of our cities today lie a thousand volcanoes of a different order... ... More »

The Bespoke Overcoat

Prize-winner at the 1955 Venice Festival,this modern Jewish variation of Gogol's famous serio-comic story, The Cloak, is a welcome addition to that rare genre, the short story film of quality. ... More »

THE LITTLE FUGITIVE

This film was made by a semi-professional unit and although directed by newcomers to the film world has a simple charm and directness of observation that is refreshing in these days of highly ... More »

Windy Day

The two adorable Hubley children, who made their debut in Moonbird ten years ago, continue their exploration of the world of reality and fantasy in this animated film which, once again, records their ... More »

Mercurious

A non-representational animated accompaniment to a piece of light music — a firework display without the bangs — a ballet without the people. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director