In this walk-through of Paris by a truant high school student and the men she encounters, the ethnologist filmmaker depicts both certain signs of the changing lifestyles of the youth of the time and the streets of Quartier Latin.
MelancholiaDirected by Guy Gilles.
With Anne Laurent, Daniel Moosmann, Françoise Vatel.
France, 1961, 35mm, black & white, 12 min.
French with English subtitles.
Print source: Cinémathèque Française
The title sums up the mood of this elegant short film in which a woman recalls her life spent locked up for thirty years in the courtyard of a building where a young man with whom she was hopelessly in love lived. The tenants grow up, get married, die. A whole life passes.