Six in Paris (Paris vu par)

Directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch

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

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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

Six in Paris is not just a set of films; it’s a cinematic journey that continues to inspire and captivate.” —Overly Honest Reviews

“Recommended! Six In Paris is a terrific anthology film that shows how creative some of the French masters could be even with limited resources. If you are a fan of French cinema, there is no reason not to have this on your shelf.” —Geek Vibes Nation

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A film by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer and Jean Rouch
Produced by Barbet Schroeder

Select Accolades

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


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