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Six in Paris (Paris vu par)
Directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch
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In 1965, young producer Barbet Schroeder supplied a 16mm camera, along with color film stock, to six friends, asking them to each make a short film about a Parisian neighborhood. The resulting films were shot quickly, with low budgets, improvised takes and live sound. Fresh and original, and featuring contributions by luminaries including Nestor Almendros, Albert Maysles and Jackie Reynal, these six vignettes offer captivating and varied glimpses of the City of Lights:

  • "Saint Germain des Prés" by Jean Douchet
  • "Gare du Nord" by Jean Rouch
  • "Rue Saint Denis" by Jean-Daniel Pollet
  • "Place de l'Étoile" by Éric Rohmer
  • "Montparnasse et Levallois" by Jean-Luc Godard
  • "La Muette" by Claude Chabrol

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Memorable! [Paris] is affectionately drawn by six New Wave directors in pleasing pastels. —The New York Times

Delectable; youth and freedom infuse this coherent, ambitious work. Le Monde

A perfect balance is struck between the big city and individuals, the cityscape and interior spaces, the public and private. The Stranger

A delicious smorgasbord of short offerings that pay tribute to the city that inspired the New Wave generation."
Harvard Film Archive

 —Los Angeles Times

“Rouch poses weighty challenges to the unquestioned routines of daily life; his small-scale film has the rich social, political, historical, and psychological implications of an epic feature.” —The New Yorker

Berlin Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Torino Film Festival
Lisbon and Sintra Film Festival
Viennale Film Festival

96 minutes / Color
French / English subtitles
Release: 2020
Copyright: 1965

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Subject areas:
Cinema Studies, Europe (West), Film History, France, History (Europe), Media Studies, Fiction Feature Films

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