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Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z Film Series

Image: "We Won't Grow Old Together" directed by Maurice Pialat

Beginning when they opened their doors, to announce the Metrograph ethos and to show the audiences what their idea of cinema encompasses, this two-year, nearly-200-hundred-film series is coming to an end. The rule was one film per director, broken in the case of John Ford, because he made an astounding number of great films beginning with the letter “S,”.

Iconic French directors such as Henri-Georges Clouzot or Jacques Doillon have one of their films screened during this over one month long final chapter, inside a collection of films highly recommended for everyone to see by the Metrograph.

The Metrograph programming team like to think they have saved some of the best for last, though it’s still sad to say goodbye. In fact, they are almost tempted to start all over again…


Screenings

Wages of Fear (Le salaire de la peur)
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck
Year: 1953
Duration: 147 min

World Without Sun (Le Monde sans soleil)
Directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Year: 1964
Runtime: 93 mins

We Won't Grow Old Together (Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble)
Directed by Maurice Pialat
Cast: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga
Year: 1972
Duration: 110 min

Lion Has Seven Heads (Le lion à sept têtes)
Directed by Glauber Rocha
Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Rada Rassimov
Year: 1970
Runtime: 103 mins

Soleil Ô
Directed by Med Hondo
Cast: Robert Liensol, Théo Légitimus, Gabriel Glissant
Year: 1970
Runtime: 98 mins

Touched in the Head (Les doigts dans la tête)
Directed by Jacques Doillon
Cast: Christophe Soto, Olivier Bousquet, Roselyne Vuillaume
Year: 1974
Runtime: 104 mins

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