VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Passe ton bac d'abord...

V' 17

Passe ton bac d'abord...

Graduate First

Maurice Pialat
F, 1978
86min, OmeU

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Passe ton bac d'abord...

Maurice Pialat
F, 1978
, 86min, OmeU

Cast: 
Philippe Marlaud
Philippe
Bernard Tronczyk
Bernard
Sabine Haudepin
Elisabeth
Agnes Makowiak
Agnes
Charline Pourre
Charline
Screenplay: 
Maurice Pialat
Sound: 
Michel Brethez
Camera: 
Pierre-William Glenn
Jean-Paul Janssen
Editor: 
Sophie Coussein
Martine Giordano
Arlette Langmann
Composer: 
Voyage

Production: 
France 3
Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA)
Les Films du Livradois
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Ten years after L’ENFANCE NUE about the anguishes of a foster child, Pialat talks to an actress of the film, Pierette Deplanque. She tells him about her adolescence, her hopes, her disappointments, she tells of her school days, of first love and her work. Pialat asks Arlette Langman, the screenwriter of L’ENFANCE, to write a scenario about these experiences. But all of a sudden, what was planned to be a portrait of a young woman, transforms itself into a mosaic of stories of the adolescence of people in the city of Lens in northern France. PASSE TON BAC D’ABORD is the portrait of a young generation, a film, that could easily be called a teen movie, if it wasn’t Pialat who directed it. Filmed in cinéma vérité style, PASSE TON BAC is a realistic, raw and tragic version of juvenile life, rejecting the clichés and demagogic visions that french movies of a certain period have depicted. It is a film, that grasps a certain moment of life, focussing on the posing, the language and the rituals of young people, the melody of life. (Olivier Bitoun)