14-20 November 2016

La Gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape)

Maurice Pialat

  • La Gueule ouverte (Maurice Pialat)
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As a middle-aged woman diagnosed with cancer slips away from life, she confronts her long relationship with her philandering, alcoholic husband and comforts her dutiful son, who searches for release from his anguish in anonymous sex. “Intense intimacy pervades La Gueule ouverte. The film quietly discovers drama in the most banal events and achieves an awesome balance between human misery and the fleeting moments of grace that make it bearable.” —David Thompson, Sight & Sound


  • Country France
  • Year 1974
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 82 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Catalan
  • Production company Lido Films, Les Films de la Boétie
  • Producer André Génovès, Micheline Pialat
  • Screenplay Maurice Pialat
  • Photography Néstor Almendros
  • Editor Bernard Dubois, Arlette Langmann
  • Actors Philippe Léotard, Nathalie Baye, Hubert Deschamps, Monique Melinand


Saturday 19, 19.00 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya 9/12, 19.00 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya