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Film Programs
Paris, May ’68: Zanzibar and Philippe Garrel
Le Révélateur preceded by Les enfants désaccordés

May 12 at 4:30
East Building Auditorium

Introduction by Sally Shafto

Silent and dreamlike, Le Révélateur was filmed in the Black Forest by cinematographer Michel Fournier. “[Director Philippe] Garrel permitted the greatest liberty to improvise, with minimal lighting and an extremely sensitive film stock.” Bernadette Lafont and Laurent Terzieff play a couple who wander the landscape with their young child, menaced by some unknown force. “If the photography of this little silent film [its title is a pun on a term for photographic developer] borders on the amateurish, it is nonetheless one of the most beautiful in the history of cinema...” — Michel Fournier. (Philippe Garrel, 1968, subtitles, 67 minutes)

Garrel made the short Les enfants désaccordés when he was sixteen years old. Two teenagers, Pascal and Christiane, run away from home and inhabit a mansion on the edge of town where they act out problems from their respective families. (Philippe Garrel, 1964, subtitles, 15 minutes)

still from Le Révélateur
courtesy Collectiv Jeune Cinéma

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