Session Eleven: Va, Toto!/Pierre Creton


An experiment in essayistic storytelling in which a baby boar, Toto, is rescued and brought up by Madeleine, an elegant old lady living in rural Normandy… And it’s all true!

Tuesday 27 March 2018, 16:30

Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]

Va, Toto!, Pierre Creton, France, 2017, Digital/Blu-Ray, 94 minutes, French with English subtitles – UK premiere.

Followed by a conversation between director, Pierre Creton, actor Vincent Barré, and Michael Temple, Birkbeck

With support from the French Institute, London

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Session Two: Paris 1900/Nicole Vedrès


A classic example of the historical montage film, Paris 1900 is both a visual chronicle of a great city and a meditative essay about the passing of time.

Thursday 22 March 2018, 20:40 

Ciné Lumière, French Institute, [book here]

Paris 1900, Nicole Vedrès, France, 1948, 35mm/DCP, 79 minutes, French with English subtitles – UK premiere of restored version.

Introduced by film historian Bernard Eisenschitz, and followed by a conversation between Eisenschitz and Michael Witt, University of Roehampton.

In collaboration with the French Institute, London.

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