City: Mumbai
Location: Alliance Française auditorium
Date: Mon, 2013/07/29 – 6:30pm
Category: Film screening


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Poil de Carotte, by Julien Duvivier (91’)

Bullied by his matriarchal mother, abused by his siblings, ignored by his father, Poil de Carotte’s childhood is as miserable as it could be.  An illegitimate child, he is the main reason for the enmity which exists between his parents, who continue to live together just to keep up appearances.   In the end, Poil de Carotte’s suffering becomes more than he can bear…

This astonishingly sophisticated early sound film is a visual poem of innocence and grace that would inspire René Clément’s Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games) twenty years later.