Most widely held works by Martine Marignac
36 vues du Pic Saint Loup Around a small mountain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 257 libraries worldwide
On a winding mountain road, Vittorio stops to help Kate, whose car has broken down. After gallantly making the repair, without a single word spoken, he speeds off. When their paths cross again, Vittorio learns that Kate has returned to join her family's traveling circus after leaving under mysterious conditions many years ago. Intrigued by her story, Vittorio stays for the show, and the next one, and little by little is integrated into the circus and the lives of its performers.
La belle noiseuse The beautiful troublemaker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 247 libraries worldwide
An artist near the end of his career finds new inspiration in a young model. A famous and well-respected artist who lives in a comfortable estate in the French countryside, at the age of 60, considers his career as a painter to be over. He no longer feels inspired to create, and his last attempt at a major work, a nude study of his wife Liza, has sat unfinished for ten years. His protégé suggests a more inspiring subject, who exchanges ideas and opinions, as he methodically attempts to create a final masterpiece.
Dangerous moves ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A senior Soviet chessmaster and his former star pupil, now a dissident living in exile, square off in a highly publicized chess tournament. Both become pawns in a much larger game, however.
Jeanne la Pucelle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in French and English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Film tells the story of Joan of Arc. Battles describes her early life, hearing the voices, and the victory over the English. Prisons describes her capture, imprisonment, trial, and execution.
Histoire de Marie et Julien [The story of Marie and Julien ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A pair of ex-lovers get back together. Julien is a clock repairman whose girlfriend has left him. Marie is a mysterious woman whose boyfriend has died. Now that they have no emotional entanglements, they slowly begin a new relationship.
Adieu, plancher des vaches ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family. His businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father, on the other hand, is reduced to a prisoner in his room with only his devoted dog and electric train set. Unbeknownst to his parents, Nicholas works as a window cleaner and dish washer in a Parisian cafe. Nicholas is in love with the daughter of another cafe owner, who, unfortunately already has an abusive boyfriend. One night, Nicholas sneaks a few drunken drifters into his family wine cellar and his father unexpectedly takes a liking to one of the strangers.
Lundi matin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in French and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Every morning Vincent has the same routine that takes him away from his passion of painting. He's had enough of the job, the family, and life in general. When he decides to spend one Monday in Venice, he might find out exactly what's missing in his life.
Va savoir ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of three men and three woman as they become tangled in each other's lives during the brief run of a play in Paris.
Secret défense ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A young scientist discovers, from her brother, that their father's death wasn't an accident, but that he was killed by his business partner and friend.
Hurlevent ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The story of Emily Brontë's doomed young lovers from Wuthering heights, updated to the French countryside of the 1930's.
Brigands, chapitre VII ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 76 libraries worldwide
This crazy, satirical epic humorously portrays several eras in European history. Though the costumes and regimes change, the film suggests, the human motives of lust and greed remain the same. Jumping back and forth in time, the film condemns its characters to an eternity of irony. In one section, a medieval king named Vano, who has a penchant for exotic torture techniques, executes his wife for being unfaithful. Seamlessly the film flashes forward to the early 1930s, with another Vano, played by the same actor, portraying a low-down thief who suddenly seizes power. Intercut with all of this is the story of a contemporary Vano, a hapless drunk who wanders across the underworlds of Europe.
Joan the maid--the battles Joan the maid--the prisons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Two companion films tell the story of Joan of Arc. Battles describes her early life, hearing the voices, and the victory over the English. Prisons describes her capture, imprisonment, trial, and execution.
La chasse aux papillons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
A small old-world village must abruptly enter into the modern age when the local chateau owner dies.
La bande des quatre Gang of four ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"Anna, Joyce, Claude and Lucia are all students under the tutelage of Constance Dumas. Lucia moves in with the other girls in a small house outside of Paris. Soon after, Lucia is attacked on the street outside her home and saved by a mysterious stranger. Then she discovers that the stranger is involved with all the girls and is hiding a dark secret inside the house."--Container.
Window shopping Golden eighties ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Musical film of romance in a shopping mall in Paris.
Joan the maid -- the battles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in French and English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Joan of Arc recorded in meticulous detail, relying on original court transcripts and eyewitness accounts. "The Battles," the first segment of this two-part account of her life, follows Joan from her birth in 1412 describing her early life, to her response to inner voices during battles at Orleans culminating with the defeat of the English at Tourelles.
Haut, bas, fragile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"A luminously unique romantic musical set in summertime Paris. In beautiful sun drenched streets, cafes and parks three young lives intersect and are changed by an artist, a mystery, and a gun."--Container.
Joan the maid -- the prisons ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in French and English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"The Prisons," the second segment in a two-part account of the life of Joan of Arc, begins in June, 1429, as Joan rejoins the Dauphin at Loches and embarks on a series of French victories over the English. But in May of the following year, Joan is captured and imprisoned. In January of 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc begins and during five months, she faces her two judges; accused of sorcery, impurity, wearing men's clothing and refusal to submit to English rule, she is condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake.
Passion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Passion: A Godard-like director is trying to film a movie in the style of the great painters--Rembrandt, Goya, El Greco. The film is plagued by difficulties as the money for the film begins to run out, he can't seem to find the right lighting and the film has no story. In the middle of this intense situation, he starts a simultaneous affair with two women. Hanna, the owner of the hotel, and Isabelle, a factory worker who is trying to stir up a revolt.
Lundi matin by Otar Iosseliani ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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