A study of minor events in the adolescence of a boy growing up in small towns. Daniel lives with his grandmother and, after one year of high school, has to go to live with his mother in the... See full summary »
Daniel needs some money to buy a duffle coat that is in fashion, so he agrees to work for a photographer by dressing up as Santa Claus. He discovers that it is much easier to meet girls ... See full summary »
A group of friends listen as one man tells them a story about a time when, in a small cafe, he discovered a peephole into the ladies' bathroom and became addicted to looking through it at ... See full summary »
50 minute short. Certainly not a pleasant film to watch, but one that does work on a number of levels. It's simply the verite black and white documentation of the slaughter and butchering of a pig by a group of rural French farmers. On one level it's rather sickening to watch, from the screams of the pig and its bloody death, to the rendering of organs and flesh into sausage. But it's also noble on another level, as these farmers produce food as has been done for hundreds of years, without special modern equipment, and proceeding with obvious care, artistry and expertise. A portrait of a time and place that is rapidly disappearing, as well as an unflinching look at the reality of the food chain
Note, I finally caught this on you-tube. It's generally very hard to find. Per one article, the film was never officially subtitled, since the men speak in such a strong dialect that even French audiences can't understand much of it. (and to back that up showed at a London film fest w/no subs). There were subs on line, but read like some computer was spewing out gibberish. I quickly decided it was better to watch without them
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