Sharon Lockhart Selects: My Little Loves (Mes petites amoureuses) | Jean Eustache | France, 1975

Film - Series | March 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart

Martin Loeb, Ingrid Caven, Jacqueline Dufranne, Maurice Pialat,

Eustache takes up the great European tradition of the coming-of-age film and quietly dismantles its emotional conventions. My Little Loves is autobiographical but impartial, empathetic but not sympathetic, sentimental only in the Flaubert sense of sentimental education. For Eustache’s twelve-year-old alter ego Daniel, puberty is a process of learning by observation and imitation. In a series of episodes that unfold in a muted, Bressonian rhythm, he learns how to perform, how to work, how to enact comically solemn sexual rituals. The overarching lesson is disillusionment about both sex and class, and about the relation between the two.

-Juliet Clark

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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