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Films de la Pléiade (Firm)

Overview
Works: 71 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 3,540 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Ethnographic films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary-style films 
Roles: Producer, prn, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films de la Pléiade (Firm)
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Visual )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in French and English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie is a timid café pianist who has given up his former life as a concert pianist, a career which had destroyed his marriage. However, events which he seems powerless to control force his involvement with a gang of crooks who once again cause him to be responsible for the destruction of his life
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

25 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in French and English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution. Features include: interviews, featurettes, commentary, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and booklet
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran of the French-Algerian war, Bernard was obliged to participate in the torture murder of Muriel, an Algerian girl accused of sabotage. He is no more successful at recapturing or altering his past than is his stepmother Helene (Delphine Seyrig), who attempts to rekindle a romance with Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Kerien). Practically everyone else in the cast follows the lead of the leads by dwelling on things past to the detriment of the present
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation
Jaguar by Jean Rouch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger--Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika--on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana)
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows a band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Lion hunting is reserved by tradition to the Gao, a group of professional hunters, masters of the techniques and rituals of poison-making. The film describes the intricacies of brewing the poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moi, un noir marked Jean Rouch's break with traditional ethnography and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called 'shared ethnography' and 'ethnofiction.' The film depicts an ordinary week in the lives of men and women from Niger who have migrated to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for work. After a short introduction by Rouch, 'Edward G. Robinson'--Omarou Ganda, who like the film's other subject-collaborators plays himself under the name of a Western movie star--takes over the film's narration, recreating dialogue and providing freewheeling commentary on his experiences. Robinson describes the bitter reality of life in Treichville, a poor inner suburb populated largely by migrants, and his work as a day laborer (bozori) in the ports ... Rouch's stylistic innovations here exerted a profound influence on the French New Wave, and his collaborative process helped bolster the national cinemas of West Africa"--Container
Mammy water by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a fishing village, Shama, Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea, as filmed in 1953 and 1954. The success of the fishermen is governed by water spirits ("Mammy water") which are honored with ceremonies and offerings to the sea
Little by little = petit à petit by Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic ethnofiction by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative semi-improvised feature film about young men from Niger exploring life in Paris and learning to appreciate traditional values back home. Like Jaguar, and starring the three main actors from that film, Petit à Petit is an exercise in what Rouch called ethno-fiction, an idiosyncratic blend of fiction and observational documentary
Vivre sa vie : film en donze tableaux = It's my life, a film in twelve scenes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplates the soul of a girl who leaves her husband and child to become a prostitute, then tries to quit because she falls in love
Eight films by Jean Rouch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Rouch was an inspiration for the French New Wave, and a revolutionary force in ethnography and the study of Africa. Beginning in 1955 with his most controversial film The Mad Masters, through 1969's darkly comic Little by Little, these films represent the most sustained flourishing of Rouch's practice of "shared anthropology," a process of collaboration with his subjects. Astonishing on their own terms, now restored and released for the first time, Eight films by Jean Rouch is essential for anyone interested in better understanding the development of ethnography and the cross-currents of colonialism and post-colonial social change in Africa, as well as documentary film practice, film history, and world cinema as a whole. Included in this box set are eight newly restored films on four discs, a 24-page booklet with two essays about Rouch and his methodology, and a new documentary about Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema, Jean Rouch, "the Adventurous filmmaker" -- Icarus Films website
Charlotte et Véronique, ou, Tous les garçons sáppellent Patrick = All boys are called Patrick by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1957 and 1984 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1st work] Charlotte et Véronique : college roommates become acquainted with the same ardent Patrick on the same day in separate encounters. Each falls for his line and agrees to a later date with him. They do not realize they have dates with the same Patrick until later, when they see him giving another girl "the rush."--[2nd work] Les Mistons : focuses on the fantasies and exploits of five adolescent boys who become infatuated with, and try to win the attention of an older woman in love
Vivre sa vie : Film en douze tableaux = My life to live : a film in twelve episodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Nana, a young mother who leaves her family behind to pursue an acting career, but instead slips into a life of prostitution on the streets of Paris
Jean Renoir : La chienne ; On purge bébé ; Tire-au-flanc ; Catherine by Jean Renoir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four feature films directed by Jean Renoir. Includes documentaries about the director
L'Amérique insolite l'Amérique vue par un français by François Reichenbach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelogue of the United States through the eyes of French director, François Reichenbach
The Lion hunters by Jean Rouch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study of the Fulani people, nomads who live with their herds on the boundaries of Niger and Mali and the Gao people, lion hunters who use bow and arrow to kill their prey. Follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate ceremonial preparation through the kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
Partie de campagne = A day in the country by Jean Renoir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir's first two talkies. [La Chienne]: An ironic tragicomic account of a déclassé romantic triangle that leads to murder. [On purge bébé]: A farce in which the baby of a chamberpot salesman refuses to use the toilet
 
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