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Part of the seriesPIERRE ETAIX

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(1971) In summer following the May ’68 chaos, Etaix shot the French en vacances — vérité style — with asynchronous voiceovers and on-camera opinionating about the moon landing, violence, advertising, eroticism, and amateur singing in a surprisingly biting change of pace.  Approx. 74 min. 35mm.



"A deftly discerning documentary. The surprisingly sharp topics that arise in interviews include eroticism, poverty, mediatized violence, gender equality, gay marriage, the power of advertising, and the deformation of minds and manners by television. Looking askance at modern urban architecture, Etaix critiques bureaucratic regimentation and its grasp on art as well as on commerce. The concluding sequence—an inquiry into the public image of one Pierre Etaix—has a disarming reflexive loopiness, holding up mirrors to mirrors and sending the viewer off in free fall." 
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
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