Pialat in Turkey

Bosphore (1964) Byzance (1964) La Corne d'Or (1964) Istanbul (1964) Maitre Galip (1964) Pehlivan (1964) On assignment Maurice Pialat and cameraman/cinematographer Willy Kurant go to Turkey, in disguise as the Lumiere brothers (less than a decade after Louis died), and send back a series of actualities, six in total. The opening trio work more in … Continue reading Pialat in Turkey

L’Enfance-Nue (1968, Maurice Pialat)

This was Maurice Pialat’s feature film debut at the age of 43. Eight years before he had made L’Amour Existe, an angry, mournful short film-poem about the working-class Parisian suburbs. Francois Truffaut, impressed by the short and relating to Pialat’s ambition to create a work that presented the unvarnished reality of life for orphans and … Continue reading L’Enfance-Nue (1968, Maurice Pialat)