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MBC Interactive Archive Project: La Pointe Courte

Directed by: Agnès Varda | 1956 | 1h 20m | Unrated | In French w/ English Subtitles

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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MBC Interactive Archive Project – 1960s: “On The Verge of The Nouvelle Vague”
Miami Beach Film Society presents LA POINTE COURTE (preceded by François Truffaut’s LES MISTONS)

LA POINTE COURTE French photo, 1956, from the #MBCarchive

LA POINTE COURTE is the feature film overlooking a future movement of the Nouvelle Vague, with the themes, tone and modernist concept that continued throughout its run for another decade.

Preceded by:

LES MISTONS

LES MISTONS French photo, 1957, from the #MBCarchive

Bernadette Jouve (Bernadette Lafont, in her debut, later a big star starting with Claude Chabrol’s Les beau Serge and Les bonnes femmes) is the most beautiful girl in town. In fact every young boy in town has been inspired by her seductive beauty. But since they are too young to love her, they decide the next best thing is to torture her with their childish games.

“The great Agnès Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda’s discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave.”
– CRITERION COLLECTION