The Punishment
(La punition)

Directed by Jean Rouch.
With Nadine Ballot, Modeste Landry, Jean-Claude Darnal.
France, 1962, DCP, black & white, 64 min.
French with English subtitles.
DCP source: Icarus Films

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.


  • Melancholia

    Directed 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.


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