alr

The Depths
(Les abysses)

Directed by Nikos Papatakis.
With Francine Bergé, Colette Bergé, Pascale de Boysson.
France, 1963, DCP, black & white, 90 min.
French with English subtitles.
DCP source: Gaumont

Adapted from Jean Genet's play Les Bonnes, which had already caused a scandal, the first film of outsider Nikos Papatakis—a figure of the intelligentsia of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and producer of both Genet and Cassavetes—is a violent denunciation of the exploitation of women at work, exalting their revolt in a spectacular way. Notably supported by Sartre, de Beauvoir and André Breton, the film screened at Cannes thanks to André Malraux, despite the opposition of all those who saw it as metaphorically supporting the struggle for Algerian independence.

ORDER TICKETS

Part of program

Read more

Forgotten Filmmakers of the French New Wave

Current and upcoming programs

Read more

¡Rebeladas! Una aproximación al cine de mujeres en Latinoamérica

Read more

Discovering Georgian Cinema—The Silent Era

Read more

The Face of Time… Recent Films by Tsai Ming-liang

Read more

The Return of João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata

Read more

The African Desperate by Martine Syms

Read more

Do It Only If It Burns When You Don't. Anand Patwardhan’s Film Activism

Read more

American Drag: The Queen

Read more

Muff Dives: The Dyke Bar in Cinema

Read more

Melissa Anderson Presents Inland Empire