Adieu Philippine

  • 106'
  • France
  • 1963
Film and television have influenced each other deeply and mutually. The French film movement Nouvelle Vague, that appeared simultaneously with television and not by chance, is a typical example of this cross-fertilisation. With its references to popular culture, jazz sounds, jump cuts, spontaneous acting, juggling with various genres and negligible plot, the forgotten Adieu Philippine is 'hardcore Nouvelle Vague’, which is most certainly a recommendation. While waiting to enter military service in the French army, Michel does an apprenticeship in the world of TV, where he makes an impression on two aspiring actress friends who have not yet made it any further than mediocre commercials. During a holiday on Corsica, captured with beautiful black-and-white camera work, the relationships change radically. Even though Michel feels his participation in the 'dirty war' in Algeria is approaching, love problems continue to seem more important. But above all, this film is about the joy of film making.


Director
Jacques Rozier
Country of production
France
Production Year
1963
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
106'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producer
Georges de Beauregard
Screenplay
Jacques Rozier, Michèle O'Glor
Cinematography
René Mathelin, Claude Durand, Marc Pavaux
Editor
Monique Bonnot
Sound Design
Maurice Laroche, Jean-Michel Pou-Dubois
Music
Jacques Denjean, Paul Mattei, Maxime Saury
Cast
Jean-Claude Aimini