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‘Mother and Whore’: The Impossible 1973 Movie Arrives in Spain After 49 Years



Two films feature a restored version of Jan Eustache, a beacon film for many generations of filmmakers and moviegoers around the world, never seen in Spain and almost gone since its premiere in 1973.

Jan Eustache (1938-1981) was The most important director of the post-Nouvelle Vague first generation. The New Wave in the late 1950s led by Francois Truffaut s Jean-Luc GodardNot only did it turn French post-war cinema on its head, but it marked much of what was to come later in terms of personal cinematic style. His influence reaches current filmmakers such as Gaspard Noé, Olivier Assayas or Bruno Dumont. The first to take charge was specifically Eustache, his second film, Father Christmas has blue eyes (1966), brilliance Jean-Pierre LodAntoine Doinel of Truffaut and translator of Godard films as shenoise.

Eustache got on so well with Lloyd that after filming he never stopped thinking about working with him again. He did it seven years later with what would become beacon movie From that and subsequent generations of French cinema, mother and bitch (1973), a legendary movie in its own right and because it has been virtually impossible to see for years due to litigation over its rights. In fact, it was not launched in Spain. A triangular story offers unlimited freedom and heroism Laud, Bernadette Lafont and Françoise Lebrun. We recently saw the latter in a film by Gaspar Noé, whirlpool (2021), playing an old woman with a degenerative disease.

Not a biography, but roughly

Such is his influence that even one of the direct heirs of the new wave, Philip JarrellHe devoted an entire movie to her. Technical Ministries (1988). In it, Garrel meets with Leos Carax, Andre Cheney, Benoit Jacot, Chantal Ackermann, Jacques Doillonamong other things, to tell him what that means for them and for them mother and bitch. Ministry – by accepting the position, employment and position – of art.

Without being an autobiographical movie in the strict sense of the word, it’s the one in which its author is transformed in a more personal way. triangle relationship Between the loving and chauvinistic young man that Lloyd embodies, his mature partner (Lafont) and his new lover (LeBron) essentially take place in a small apartment, which was actually Eustache’s somewhat Spartan apartment. The characters date or meet by chance in a couple brasseries Paris celebrities Which the director and his friends frequented Café de Fleurs and Les de MagotsIn previous decades, it was visited by the surrealists, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, André Gide, Simone de Beauvoir, and Truman Capote.

But where fact and fiction are confused in the characteristics of the characters themselves. Inspired by Lafont Catherine Garnier, Eustache’s second wife. The movie is dedicated to him. He committed suicide a few weeks after watching the movie. The young woman who plays LeBron is still the same: the actress was the director’s lover and they broke up shortly before the start of filming. By the unrelenting rule of three, Ludd is the Eustache himself.

Cinema is like a catharsis. Cinema is absolutely free. produce it Les Films du Losange, the independent company founded by Eric Romer and Barbet Schroeder in the mid-1960s. The production company itself was now responsible for the recalls, restorations, and premieres. In Spain it will have some projections in cinemas and Already on Filmin. Eustache directed six or seven films later, in various forms, for television and film. It has never been merged. He committed suicide on November 5, 1981.

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