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The House in the Woods

  • Dir: Maurice Pialat

  • France, 1971, 363minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Pierre Doris, Jacqueline Dufranne, Agathe Natanson, Maurice Pialat

Total duration: 469 min

1st Break: 16:15-16:45
2nd Break: 18:20-19:30

“It is WWI. Dad is at the front and the boys have to be sent away to a foster family in the country… Although the mini-series was set in war time, Pialat was more interested in the emotional drama of everyday folks. He generously gave us space to contemplate the many subtleties of life… At the end, Hervé has to return to the city with his Dad and new Mom. As they drive away, the freedom of living in the wilderness and the house in the woods, like dear old Pa and beautiful Marguerite looking smaller and smaller in the distance, becomes but a part of his memory.” – Dreamy Talks I

3.2.2019 (SUN): Film talk with Geoffrey Wong

Screening:

In-theatre Screening

Remarks

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