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The Lost Sorrows of Jean Eustache

Directed by Angel Diaz

The Garden of Delights of Hieronymus Bosch

Directed by Jean Eustache
  • The Lost Sorrows of Jean Eustache (La peine perdue de Jean Eustache)

    Directed by Angel Diaz.
    With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Boris Eustache, Françoise Lebrun.
    France, 1997, digital video, black & white, 52 min.
    French with English subtitles.

This beautiful film essay explores three themes in Eustache’s work: cinema, absence, and mourning. Both inquiry and requiem, The Lost Sorrows of Jean Eustache offers a complex portrait of a mysterious and mercurial artist.

  • The Garden of Delights of Hieronymus Bosch (Le Jardin des Délices de Jérôme Bosch)

    Directed by Jean Eustache.
    With Jean-Noël Picq, Sylvie Blum, Jérôme Prieur.
    France, 1979, video, color, 34 min.
    French with English subtitles.

In this unconventional work, Eustache’s friend and collaborator Jean-Noël Picq, the happy scopophiliac of A Dirty Story, describes Bosch’s famous painting “The Garden of Delights.” Rejecting traditional readings in favor of a “pure play of the eye” over the canvas, Picq’s oblique analysis makes us wonder, ultimately, if his account concurs with or contradicts the imagery we see.

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Of Flesh, of Spirit: The Cinema of Jean Eustache