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Claude Sautet’s cinema is an intimate one, and like the perfume on a lover’s skin it is ephemeral and fragile, and yet, traces of it remain with you, lingering like an afterimage.” – Janice Tong, Senses of Cinema

Between 1955 and 1995 Claude Sautet was a mainstay of high-quality French cinema. His fourteen feature films constitute a Balzacian chronicle of the lives and manners of the French middle classes in a world where love and emotion are frequently difficult.

Includes the Australian theatrical premiere of Max and the Junkmen (1971).

Presented in association with Cinema Reborn and Studiocanal.


Janice Tong: introducing The Things of Life and Max and the Junkmen
Janice Tong is a cinephile and one-time film scholar who has written a study of Claude Sautet published on the Senses of Cinema Great Directors list. By day she is the commercial director for a tech media company, by night she enjoys watching films and good British crime dramas. She also has a particular interest in French and German cinema.

Sue Williams: introducing César and Rosalie
Sue Williams is a long-time film-reviewer and past vice-president of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. She is also the author of 25 books, an award-winning journalist and travel writer.


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