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Watch: Intimacy, Rage and a Whole Lot of Gerard Depardieu in Emotional Trailer for Maurice Pialat Retrospective

Watch: Intimacy, Rage and a Whole Lot of Gerard Depardieu in Emotional Trailer for Maurice Pialat Retrospective

READ MORE: French Director Maurice Pialat to Receive Major Retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image has just released a new trailer for its upcoming retrospective for the lifework of French film director Maurice Pialat, which runs October 16 – November 1.

The career of Pialat (1925-2003) has been highly regarded in his native France, but the major retrospective hopes to familiarize more American audiences with his work, which has been celebrated for its raw emotional power. The Pialat Retrospective includes screenings of all ten of his features in 35mm, in addition to his 1971 TV miniseries “La mason des bois,” several of his rarely shown short films and a screening of “The White Knights,” a film produced by his widow Sylvie Pialat, who is set to make an appearance.

The new trailer is rife with moments of sensuality and tension from a wide selection of his films, including some of the most important French films of the 20th century: “À nos amours,” “We Won’t Grow Old Together” and “Van Gogh.” The trailer also highlights his long-time collaboration with Gerard Depardieu, who appeared in four of his films: “Loulou,” “Police,” Palme d’Or-winner “Under the Sun of Satan” and “Le Garçu.”
After its run at the Museum of the Moving Image, the Pialat retrospective is set to travel to the TIFF Cinemateque in Toronto, the Harvard Film Archive and the Center for Moving Image Arts at Bard College. For a complete schedule and for more information on the Pialat retrospective, head here.

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