Showing: Jean Eustache  
A Dirty Story

Deceptively simple in form and content, Eustache’s Une Sale Histoire is a fascinatingly complex investigation of the relationship between fiction and documentary, verbal and visual storytelling, and personal and universal desires.

Jean Eustache France, 1977

Alix’s Pictures

Winner of the 1982 Cesar Award for Best Short Film, Les Photos d'Alix is Jean Eustache's playful meditation on the ambiguity of images and the elusiveness of interpretation.

Jean Eustache France, 1980

Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights

French television series Les enthousiastes asked art afficionados to offer their thoughts and interpretations about paintings that they themselves selected.

Jean Eustache France, 1981

Robinson’s Place

Jean Eustache's second narrative short continued to cement the template for his subsequent fictions: a portrait of emotionally immature men on the prowl for female companionship.

Jean Eustache France, 1963

The Mother and the Whore

After the French New Wave, the sexual revolution, and May ’68 came The Mother and the Whore, the legendary, autobiographical magnum opus by Jean Eustache that captured a disillusioned generation navigating the post-idealism 1970s within the microcosm of a ménage à trois.

Jean Eustache France, 1973

My Little Loves

Jean Eustache’s second and final narrative feature, My Little Loves, follows Daniel (Martin Loeb) as he navigates the bewildering world of early adolescence.

Jean Eustache France, 1974

Numéro zéro

Before paying homage to his grandmother Odette Robert in the autobiographical My Little Loves, Eustache made Numéro Zéro, a documentary portrait in which Robert answers questions about her difficult Bordeaux upbringing, contentious marriage, and traumatic wartime experiences.

Jean Eustache France, 1971

Employment Offer

Eustache’s final film – commissioned for the French television series Contes Modernes (Modern Tales) – is a sharp satire of contemporary man’s dehumanization at the hands of specialized psychology.

Jean Eustache France, 1982

The Pig

Co-directing with Jean-Michel Barjol, Eustache creates for Le Cochon a cinéma vérité record of a farming community's ritual slaughter of a pig in Pessac, the filmmaker's rural hometown.

Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Leaud stars in Jean Eustache’s third narrative short as Daniel, a thief, schemer, and would-be ladies’ man who loafs around Paris with his ne’er-do-well friends in search of easy money and pretty young women.

Jean Eustache France, 1966

The Virgin of Pessac 79

Eleven years after the first La Rosière de Pessac, Jean Eustache filmed another documentary about his hometown’s annual coronation of a young woman of upstanding moral integrity.

Jean Eustache France, 1979

The Virgin of Pessac

As political and social tumult rocked France in May and June of 1968, Jean Eustache used his first documentary to focus on persistent tradition in the form of a centuries-old ceremony in his hometown of Pessac.

Jean Eustache France, 1969