• L’Enfance nue

    1969. France. Maurice Pialat. 82 min.

Sunday, September 17, 2006, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • L’Enfance nue

    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 Pialat’s purportedly autobiographical first feature announces what’s not to follow: sentimentality, pop psychology, and nostalgia. Stripped of the accoutrements that often gussy up renderings of the ugly-duckling stage of life, Pialat’s portrait of a hyperactive ten-year-old and the foster families in which he’s placed registers as acutely and devastatingly honest. Courtesy Roissy Films. 82 min.

In the Film exhibition Prix Jean Vigo

Ticketing policies for film screenings

Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News