entire generation of young filmmakers in the 1990s. This volume is the first book-length study of Pialat's cinema in English. It 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
major filmmaker to portray 'la France profonde', the heart of France - the people who, as he put it, 'take the subway'. Taken as a whole, Pialat's work can be seen both as an oblique autobiography and the portrait of a fundamental institution - the family - over several generations.
Author: Marja Warehime
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.81h x 5.06w x 0.42d
About the Author
Marja Warehime is Associate Professor of French at the University of South Carolina