Films By Louis Malle

Before the British came to India, a fishing village stood where Calcutta was established. The city evolved to meet the needs of colonialism: the growth of the East India ... Company and the exploitation of Bengal. It now has a population of eight million, three times what it was when India became independent in 1947. More than half a million of its people live on the streets, and of the rest, some... Read more
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God's Country starts as it doesn't mean to go on. We see a typical American small-town community going about its cheerful business, mowing the grass, raising children and singing hymns. Has, one asks oneself, Louis Malle taken leave of his critical senses? But of course he hasn't. As the film develops, the early part shot in 1979, the rest shot in 1985, the picture darkens. Six years down the road... Read more
Le Feu Follet is about suicide. lt is an adaptation by Malle himself of a short novel, originally pub­lished in 1931, recounting the last twenty-four hours in the life of Alain, an ex -playboy, at the end of his tether. This version carefully preserves the literary tone of the original narrative, vividly con­veying the hero's disgust and fatigue with the endless merry go round of smart, vapid soci... Read more
Before the puppet theatres of India depicted the heroes of Indian independence, the wooden marionettes retold the legends of the great warriors of the ancient Empire and the customs of the courts of the Maharajahs. ... Read more
Since 1989, Andre Gregory has directed rehearsals of Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya' at a dis­used theatre in New York with audiences of no more than thirty sharing the ever-evolving work, and the stage, with the players. In 1994, director Louis Malle introduced his camera, capturing in intimate simplicity the magical transformations of this legendary theatrical experience. ... Moving seamlessly from the ... Read more
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