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Maurice Pialat
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Maurice Pialat

Marja Warehime

Abstract

One of the most gifted directors of the post New Wave, Maurice Pialat is frequently compared to such legendary filmmakers as Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson. A quintessentially realist filmmaker, who, like Bresson, was trained as a painter, his particular form of realism influenced an entire generation of young filmmakers in the 1990s. This study of Pialat's cinema in English provides an introduction to a complex and difficult director, who saw himself as a marginal and marginalised filmmaker, but whose films are deeply rooted in French society and culture. Pialat was long considered the only m ... More

Keywords: post New Wave, Maurice Pialat, filmmaker, realism, director, French society, la France profonde, family, Third Republic, montage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719068225
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719068225.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marja Warehime, author