Monday, November 30, 2015

Six in Paris (1965)

Les Films du Losange (France)
Directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
(DVD, New Yorker)

Six vignettes by leading directors of the French New Wave which are all set in Paris. Most deal with unsatisfied lovers lashing out at their partners in various ways and an ironic moral. The final piece by Chabrol, featuring a boy who wears earplugs to drown out the arguments of his parents, is perhaps the most successful because it avoids the subject matter of the others. All of them are poorly acted and so shoddily photographed as to resemble home movies. A major disappointment considering the talent involved behind the cameras.

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