La Pointe Courte

Agnès Varda (director, screenwriter)
Silvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1955. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1955 film, showing director Agnès Varda with cast and crew members during filming on location in Sète. Phototeque stamp and provenance label on the verso.

A couple takes a trip to a small French fishing village to repair their relationship. Meanwhile, the village fishermen fight the government's recent ban on harvesting shellfish from a small, potentially toxic lagoon. A forerunner of the French New Wave, shot on a shoestring budget, and considered by French historian Georges Sadoul to be "the first film of the nouvelle vague."

Shot on location in Sète.

6 x 5 inches. Fine.

[Book #159811]