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À nos amours

Maurice Pialat

 
À nos amours (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1983
  • 102 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #337

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, the dynamic, fresh-faced Sandrine Bonnaire plays Suzanne, a fifteen-year-old Parisian who embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing, beloved father (played with astonishing magnetism by Pialat himself), ineffectual mother, and brutish brother. A tender character study that can erupt in startling violence, À nos amours is one of the high-water marks of eighties French cinema.

Credits

DirectorMaurice Pialat
ScreenplayArlette Langmann and Maurice Pialat
Associate producerEmmanuel Schlumberger
Executive producerMicheline Pialat
EditingYann Dedet
SoundJean Umansky
MusicKlaus Nomi

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • New interviews with Catherine Breillat and Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • A 2003 interview with actor Sandrine Bonnaire
  • The Human Eye, a 1999 documentary on the film
  • Archival interview with Maurice Pialat on the set
  • Actor auditions
  • A booklet featuring essays by critics Molly Haskell and Kent Jones and interviews with Pialat and cinematographer Jacques Loiseleux

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

À nos amours: The Ties That Wound

By Molly HaskellJune 05, 2006

The teenage girl on the cusp of sexual awakening is a beloved icon of French cinema. Part . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

À nos amours: The Ties That Wound

By Molly HaskellJune 05, 2006

The teenage girl on the cusp of sexual awakening is a beloved icon of French cinema. Part . . . Read more »