Family Life: The Films of Jacques Doillon

November 11-16, 2005

Presented by La Semaine des Cahiers du Cinéma and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Boston

The Brattle Film Foundation is extremely pleased to be partnering with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Boston and the venerable French film journal, Cahiers Du Cinéma, to bring esteemed French filmmaker Jacques Doillon to Boston for a week-long visit. Doillon and Cahiers' editor-in-chief Jean-Michel Frodon will present and discuss a selection of films both directed and chosen by Doillon. Perhaps best known in the U.S. for 1996's PONETTE, a shattering portrait of a 4-year-old girl dealing with the loss of her mother, Doillon actually represents a long career in cinema having directed films featuring some of France's greatest actors and actresses. His films frequently deal with the plight of children and teens in modern French society and he has shown a remarkable sensitivity when dealing with the frequent non-professional actors in his films. The naturalistic performances by his young stars are some of the most affecting in modern cinema.

"A surprisingly large body of work (almost a film annually since 1971) reveals [Doillon] to be a director whose concerns have never strayed far from the maneuverings of the human heart... His films inhabit a cinematic realm where emotional truths and the subtleties of interrelations are foremost... His films take on the difficult task of showing methods of coping, of enduring the weight of emotions. Doillon is a director who remains focused on investigating the intricacies of well-articulated emotional and artistic concerns, and who deserves greater exposure and consideration for a body of work that is as extensive as it is remarkable." - Senses of Cinema

Very Special Thanks to The Charles Hotel!

Jacques Doillon will be present at all screenings; Jean-Michel Frodon will attend all screenings through Monday. More information will be presented as it becomes available.

Please note changes to schedule for Sat 11/12, Sun 11/13, and Tues11/15

Friday, November 11

LA VENGEANCE D'UNE FEMME at 7:30
L'ATALANTE at 5:15

Links:

Consulate General of France in Boston

Cahiers du Cinéma

Saturday, November 12

LE PETIT CRIMINEL at 7:30
A MAN ESCAPED at 2:30
PETITS FRERES at 5:00 [film change - followed by a discussion of the riots occuring in France]
DAY OF WRATH at 9:45 [added screening]

Sunday, November 13

PONETTE at 7:00
LA VIE DE FAMILLE at 2:00 [added screening]
J'ENTENDS PLUS LA GUITARE at 4:30
RENDEZ-VOUS at 9:45

Monday, November 14

LA PURITAINE at 7:45
MON ONCLE at 9:45

Tuesday, November 15

LA VIE DE FAMILLE at 7:00 [film change]
MON ONCLE at 4:30
GOUPI MAINS ROUGES at 9:30

Wednesday, November 16

RAJA at 7:00
DAY OF WRATH at 4:45
A MAN ESCAPED at 9:30

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