Category Archives: Short Film Tuesday

SFT// Agnes Varda – Les Fiances Du Pont MacDonald

SHORT FILM TUESDAY

Les Fiances Du Pont MacDonald (1961)

This early short film, by often over looked filmmaker Agnes Varda, is a dark comedy about love and death, executed as an homage to the work of Buster Keaton. Cast as the leads are “New Wave” super couple Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina, who add a reflexive playful air with their presence. In the future, with films like Lion’s Love, Varda would again pursue similar genre themes and cast her filmmaker friends in the leads.

by Robert Curry

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SFT// Eric Rohmer -The Bakery Girl Of Monceau

SHORT FILM TUESDAY

The Bakery Girl Of Monceau (1963)

Documentary filmmaker Barbet Schroeder stars as a man caught between two women in this early effort by Eric Rohmer. This film begins a cycle of films by the one time editor of the Cahiers du Cinema called “Six Moral Tales”. In these films, Rohmer analyzes the changing social mores in modern France.

SFT// Jean-Luc Godard – L’Amore

SHORT FILM TUESDAY

L’Amore (1967)

Here is Jean Luc Godard’s entry in the 1967 anthology film Love & Anger. Godard’s post-Anna Karina style is epitomized in this meditation on performance and identity in the world of mass media.

by Robert Curry

SFT// François Truffaut – Les Mistons

SHORT FILM TUESDAY

Les Mistons (1957)

In this early effort director Francois Truffaut makes clear the aesthetics that will define his early masterworks The 400 Blows, Jules et Jim, and Shoot The Piano Player. Like his features, Les Mistons deals with youth and the things in life often overlooked.

by Robert Curry

SFT// Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard – Room 666

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Room 666 excerpt (1982)

Wim Wenders rented a hotel room numbered 666 when he shot this documentary film about directors at the Cannes Film Festival. In the film, Wenders records the answers to a written question posed to filmmakers who are recorded alone in the room. Here, Godard attempts to answer that question, illuminating his thoughts and ambitions for a medium he had helped to revolutionize.

by Robert Curry