La Pointe-Courte
La Pointe-Courte (1954)

Covering a wide range of sociopolitical issues, this film, reportedly lensed on a budget of $20,000, is virtually two films in one, developed in parallel fashion. The twin storylines concern the simultaneous efforts of a husband and wife to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 22, 2008
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The sublime depiction of a marriage on the rocks is skilfully presented in an innovative way against the daily life of the small Mediterranean fishing village.

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Stella Dallas
arguably nouvelle vague began here. remarkably fresh and original film made by 25 yr old varda, a professional photographer with no prior film experience. shot… More
Walter M.
In "La Pointe Courte," a young man(Philippe Noiret) waits every day for his wife(Silvia Monfort) of four years at the train station. On the fifth day,… More
Stefanie C
I love this film! The juxtaposition of the stories, the camera movement, tight composition and framing. The story of the town reminds me of a neo-realist film… More
MJS MJS
Agnes Varda is a filmmaker I?ve been meaning to catch up with, and the logical way to program this personal marathon is to watch the films in Criterion?s ?4 by… More
Eric Broome
Sometimes presented as the first film of the French New Wave, "La Pointe-Courte" arrived long before more iconic landmarks like "Breathless"… More