1969. France. Maurice Pialat. 82 min.
Thursday, September 14, 2006, 6:45 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. France. Directed by Maurice Pialat. Screenplay by Arlette Langmann, Pialat. With Michel Tarrazon, Marie-Louise Thierry, Rene Thierry. Literally translated as naked childhood, the title of Pialats purportedly autobiographical first feature announces whats not to follow: sentimentality, pop psychology, and nostalgia. Stripped of the accoutrements that often gussy up renderings of the ugly-duckling stage of life, Pialats portrait of a hyperactive ten-year-old and the foster families in which hes placed registers as acutely and devastatingly honest. Courtesy Roissy Films. 82 min.