14-20 November 2016

Passe ton bac d'abord (Graduate First)

Maurice Pialat

  • Passe ton bac d'abord (Maurice Pialat)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Maurice Pialat / Passe ton bac d'abord


A group of working-class teenagers in a northern French town view their approaching baccalauréat exams with a tempered anxiety bordering on indifference. In a series of vignettes, Pialat's fourth film captures the texture and energy of their lives at a time poised between adolescence and adulthood, marked by permanent conflict with parents and teachers, school, (un)employment and the grudging acceptance of their proscribed social roles.


  • Country France
  • Year 1978
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 86 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Catalan
  • Production company Les Films du Livradois, Renn Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel
  • Screenplay Maurice Pialat
  • Photography Pierre-William Glenn
  • Editor Sophie Coussein, Martine Giordano, Arlette Langmann
  • Music Voyage
  • Sound Michel Laurent, Pierre Gamet
  • Actors Sabine Haudepin, Philippe Marlaud, Annick Alane, Michel Caron


New York Film Festival


Sunday 20, 19.30 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya 3/12, 22.00 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya