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Films de la Pléiade (Firm)

Overview
Works: 69 works in 193 publications in 2 languages and 3,466 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Ethnographic films  New wave films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Romance films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Producer, prn, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in French and English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timid cafe pianist has given up his career as a concert pianist, a career which had destroyed his marriage. Events force his involvement with gangsters who once again cause him to be responsible for the destruction of his life
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in French and English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution. Features include: interviews, featurettes, commentary, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and booklet
L'enfance-nue by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

François Fournier is a troubled ten-year-old who has been in foster care since he was four. But his is a "temporary placement," meaning that his parents can come back for him any time. They never do. The story begins with François being shuffled from one foster home to another, as his insecurity leads him to engage in increasingly destructive behavior. He is placed with an older couple named Thierry, the newest addition to a ménage that includes Mrs. Thierry's mother, a very young girl, and a high-school age boy. They aren't afraid to share their lives with this new houseguest, and the impressionable boy seems to be settling down. For François, things just are what they are--and he's usually "temporary." A fascinating portrait of childhood, which is also an indictment of a failing social system
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation
Muriel, or, The time of return = Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past of an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France's recently ended war in Algeria
Jaguar by Jean Rouch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger--Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika--on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana)
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill. Made during a series of French ethnographic expeditions between 1958 and 1965
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran of the French-Algerian war, Bernard was obliged to participate in the torture murder of Muriel, an Algerian girl accused of sabotage. He is no more successful at recapturing or altering his past than is his stepmother Helene (Delphine Seyrig), who attempts to rekindle a romance with Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Kerien). Practically everyone else in the cast follows the lead of the leads by dwelling on things past to the detriment of the present
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moi, un noir marked Jean Rouch's break with traditional ethnography and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called 'shared ethnography' and 'ethnofiction.' The film depicts an ordinary week in the lives of men and women from Niger who have migrated to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for work. After a short introduction by Rouch, 'Edward G. Robinson'--Omarou Ganda, who like the film's other subject-collaborators plays himself under the name of a Western movie star--takes over the film's narration, recreating dialogue and providing freewheeling commentary on his experiences. Robinson describes the bitter reality of life in Treichville, a poor inner suburb populated largely by migrants, and his work as a day laborer (bozori) in the ports ... Rouch's stylistic innovations here exerted a profound influence on the French New Wave, and his collaborative process helped bolster the national cinemas of West Africa"--Container
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a fishing village, Shama, Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea filmed in 1953 and 1954. The success of the fishermen is governed by water spirits ("Mammy water") which are honored with ceremonies and offerings to the sea
Little by little = petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary
Jean Rouch by Jean Rouch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : Jean Rouch appeared on Screening Room in July 1980 and screened Les Maitres Fous as well as several film excerpts including Rhythm of Work and Death of a Priest. Over a period of five decades Jean Rouch made many films about the Songhay and Dogon of West Africa. He also made, with Edgar Morin, the classic documentary, Chronicle of a Summer about the lives of Parisians. Rouch Frequently traveled with his films, showing and talking about them to a wide audience. Regarded as one of the fathers of "Direct Cinema" and considered one of the most influential documentary makers of the twentieth century, his films are very difficult to find, particularly in North America. Since his tragic death in Africa in 2004, DER has honored his work with a Tribute Site and is in the process of acquiring films by Rouch in addition to the three, Les Maitres Fous, Jaguar and The Lion Hunters which we already distribute as well as four films about Rouch: Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa, Rouch's Gang, Conversations With Jean Rouch, and this DVD from Screening Room
Vivre sa vie : film en donze tableaux = It's my life, a film in twelve scenes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplates the soul of a girl who leaves her husband and child to become a prostitute, then tries to quit because she falls in love
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick = All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1984 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1st work] Charlotte et Véronique : college roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."--[2nd work] Les Mistons : focuses on the fantasies and exploits of five adolescent boys who become infatuated with, and try to win the attention of an older woman in love
Vivre sa vie : Film en douze tableaux = My life to live : a film in twelve episodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Nana, a young mother who leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris
Jean Renoir : La chienne ; On purge bébé ; Tire-au-flanc ; Catherine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four feature films directed by Jean Renoir. Includes documentaries about the director
L'Amérique insolite l'Amérique vue par un français by François Reichenbach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelogue of the United States through the eyes of French director, François Reichenbach
The Lion hunters by Jean Rouch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study of the Fulani people, nomads who live with their herds on the boundaries of Niger and Mali and the Gao people, lion hunters who use bow and arrow to kill their prey. Follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate ceremonial preparation through the kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
Charlotte et son Jules( Visual )

2 editions published in 1958 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte arrives at the apartment of her former lover, Jules, who begins a monologue by turns disdainful, moralizing, protective, loving or entreating, the object of which is to win her back
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir's first two talkies. [La Chienne]: An ironic tragicomic account of a déclassé romantic triangle that leads to murder. [On purge bébé]: A farce in which the baby of a chamberpot salesman refuses to use the toilet
 
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