Maurice Pialat, canny inquisitor of the French bourgeoisie whose startlingly iconoclastic films include “We Won’t Grow Old Together” and “A Nos Amours,” will tour US theaters once again this year.
The Cohen Film Collection will present five Pialat gems in New York from September 11 to September 17 at the Lincoln Plaza, and in LA from September 25 to October 1 at the Laemmle Royal.
The collection includes 1987’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner
“Under the Sun of Satan,” with Gérard Depardieu and Sandrine Bonnaire,
the erotic “Loulou,” a tale of tortured love with Isabelle Huppert and Depardieu,
“Van Gogh,” about the last days of the artist, Cassavetes-esque family drama
“The Mouth Agape,” starring Monique Mélinand as a woman dying of torturous cancer, and the slice-of-life “Graduate First,” centered on teenagers in a French suburb.
Later, more Pialat retrospectives will screen at The Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria) from October 17 to October 25 and TIFF Cinematheque (Toronto) from October 23 to December 5.