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Maurice Pialat

Marja Warehime


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marja Warehime, author