French Film Festival 2009

Strand dedicated to the cinematic outsider whose work covered fiction, documentary and frequently bridged the gap between the two.

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Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes and Robinson's Place
A Dirty History (Une sale histoire) (Country: France; Year: 1977; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean-Noël Picq; Stars: Michael Lonsdale, Douchka, Laurie Zimmer, Josée Yanne, Jacques Burloux, Jean Douchet, Elisabeth Lanchener, Françoise Lebrun, Virginie Thévenet, Annette Wademant, Jean-Noël Picq, Jean Eustache)
A man (an actor) tells a 'dirty' story about the discovery of a hole in a ladies' toilet door and in the second part of the film refered to as 'documentary' the story is told again. But where does the truth end and fiction start?
The Mother And The Whore (La maman et la putain) (Country: France; Year: 1973; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache; Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten, Jacques Renard, Jean-Noël Picq, Jean-Claude Biette, Pierre Cottrell, Jessa Darrieux, Jean Douchet, Douchka, Bernard Eisenschitz, Jean Eustache, Berthe Granval, Caroline Loeb)
Based on Eustache's own complex love life, a man and two women become trapped in a destructive love triangle.
My Little Loves (Mes petites amoureuses) (Country: France; Year: 1974; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache; Stars: Martin Loeb, Jacqueline Dufranne, Jacques Romain, Ingrid Caven, Vincent Testanière, Roger Rizzi, Anne Stroka, Cirque Muller, Syndra Kahn, Jean-Jacques Bihan, Ghislaine Lakomy, Brigitte Pangaud, Michele Deboutet, Dionys Mascolo, Claire Treille)
Cinema offers an escape for an introverted adolescent.
Numéro Zéro (Country: France; Year: 1971; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache; Stars: Boris Eustache, Jean Eustache, Odette Robert)
Documentary interview with the filmmaker's grandmother, who raised him following his parents' divorce.
The Pig (Le cochon) (Country: France; Year: 1970; Director: Jean-Michel Barjol, Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache)
Documentary showing the slaughter of a pig on a small farm.
Robinson's Place (Les mauvaises fréquentations, Du Cote De Robinson, Bad Company) (Country: France; Year: 1963; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache; Stars: Aristide, Daniel Bart, Dominique Jayr, René Gilson, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Henri Martinez, Gérard Zimmermann)
Two penniless young men try to pick up young women and after one agrees to go with them to a dancehall things turn sour.
Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (Le père Noël a les yeux bleus) (Country: France; Year: 1966; Director: Jean Eustache; Writer: Jean Eustache; Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Gérard Zimmermann, Henri Martinez, René Gilson, Michèle Maynard, Carmen Ripoll, Maurice Domingo, Jeanne Delos, Noëlle Baleste, Alain Derboy, Rosette Mourrut, Jacques Larson, Georges Riccio)
A skint young man takes a job dressing as santa to raise cash to by a duffle coat.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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