The Mother and the Whore, October 4
Doubling the telling of a sordid tale, Eustache produces a slyly funny study of performance and the limits of credibility. “Not to be missed.”-Village Voice. With Alix's Pictures.
Documents of a provincial festival, made a decade apart. “A triumph of unprompted deadpan humor.”-Film Comment
Eustache's interview with his grandmother is a return to origins and an experiment in narration.
A dispassionate document of the slaughter of a hog, “an extraordinarily concentrated study in artisanal process.”-Moving Image Source. With Bosch's Garden of Delights.
Young men on the make in Eustache's debut and in Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes, with Jean-Pierre Léaud: “constantly amusing and revealing.”-Variety
Angel Diez's documentary is “both inquiry and requiem . . . a complex portrait of a mysterious and mercurial artist.”-Cinematheque Ontario
Eustache's coming-of-age film is a masterpiece of disillusionment. “Under a beguiling surface . . . a distinctly cool, delicately nuanced study of a human being.”-Sight & Sound
Jean-Pierre Léaud as a castaway from the sixties and the sexual revolution, waffling between two women. “The greatest French film of the '70s.”-Cahiers du cinéma. “A searing masterpiece.”-Chicago Reader