• Maurice Pialat and Sandrine Bonnaire À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Maurice Pialat's screen test with Sandrine Bonnaire.

  • Maurice Pialat on the Set of À NOS AMOURS

    In this excerpt from a 1983 episode of the television program “Étoiles et toiles,” director Maurice Pialat is seen interacting with actors and crew on the set of À NOS AMOURS. He also discusses his approach to directing and cinematography.

  • Maurice Pialat on L’ENFANCE NUE

    On February 12, 1973, right after L'ENFANCE NUE first aired on French television, Maurice Pialat was interviewed by Michel Martens for an episode of the program “Champ contre-champ,” directed by Maurice Frydland. In these excerpts, Pialat discusses L'ENFANCE NUE's subject matter, its commercial f...

  • Sandrine Bonnaire on Maurice Pialat

    À NOS AMOURS was actor Sandrine Bonnaire’s feature debut. She went on to work with such filmmakers as Claude Chabrol and Jacques Rivette. In this interview, recorded in 2003, she describes her lasting on- and offscreen relationship with director Maurice Pialat.

  • L’amour existe

    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1960 • France

    This contemplative short film, directed by Maurice Pialat in 1960, depicts life in the banlieues, or suburbs, of Paris and the dead-end existence of the youth residing there.

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    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1983 • France
    Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Evelyne Ker, Maurice Pialat

    With his raw style of filmmaking, Maurice Pialat has been called the John Cassavetes of French cinema, and the scorching À NOS AMOURS is one of his greatest achievements. In a revelatory film debut...

  • L’enfance nue

    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1968 • France
    Starring Michel Terrazon, Marie-Louise Thierry, René Thierry

    The singular French director Maurice Pialat puts his distinctive stamp on the lost-youth film with this devastating portrait of a damaged foster child. We watch as ten-year-old François (Miche...

  • À nos amours

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    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1983 • France
    Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Evelyne Ker, Maurice Pialat

    With his raw style of filmmaking, Maurice Pialat has been called the John Cassavetes of French cinema, and the scorching À NOS AMOURS is one of his greatest achievements. In a revelatory film debut...

  • L’enfance nue

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    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1968 • France
    Starring Michel Terrazon, Marie-Louise Thierry, René Thierry

    The singular French director Maurice Pialat puts his distinctive stamp on the lost-youth film with this devastating portrait of a damaged foster child. We watch as ten-year-old François (Miche...

  • L’amour existe

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    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1960 • France

    This contemplative short film, directed by Maurice Pialat in 1960, depicts life in the banlieues, or suburbs, of Paris and the dead-end existence of the youth residing there.

  • Pierre-Loup Rajot À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Pierre-Loup Rajot's audition.

  • Cyril Collard À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Cyril Collard's audition.

  • Cyr Boitard À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Cyr Boitard's audition.

  • Dominique Besnehard À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Dominique Besnehard's audition.

  • Sandrine Bonnaire À NOS AMOURS Audition

    In À NOS AMOURS, Maurice Pialat worked mostly with debuting or nonprofessional actors. Presented here is Sandrine Bonnaire's audition.

  • Arlette Langmann and Patrick Grandperret on L’ENFANCE NUE

    Arlette Langmann is the cowriter of L’ENFANCE NUE and a longtime collaborator of Maurice Pialat's. Patrick Grandperret is a filmmaker who also served as Pialat's assistant director. This interview was conducted by Serge Toubiana on April 18, 2003, shortly after Pialat's death.

  • Kent Jones on L’ENFANCE NUE

    Kent Jones is the author of "Physical Evidence: Selected Film Criticism" and the executive director of the World Cinema Foundation. Here, he discusses Maurice Pialat's unique visual and narrative approach in L’ENFANCE NUE.

  • Catherine Breillat on À NOS AMOURS

    Catherine Breillat has made such controversial films as 36 FILLETTE, ROMANCE, and FAT GIRL. Also a novelist and screenwriter, she wrote the screenplay for Maurice Pialat’s 1985 film POLICE. Here she is interviewed in January 2006.

  • Emmanuel Machuel on OSSOS

    Prior to photographing Pedro Costa’s OSSOS and CASA DE LAVA (1994), acclaimed cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel collaborated with a number of extraordinary directors, shooting L’ARGENT for Robert Bresson and VAN GOGH for Maurice Pialat. This interview was conducted at Machuel’s house by Aurelien G...