14-20 November 2016

L'Enfance nue (Naked Childhood)

Maurice Pialat

  • L'Enfance nue (Maurice Pialat)


François Truffaut coproduced Pialat's debut feature film and, recalling Les quatre cents coups, the film is a semiautobiographical story of a young boy lashing out at life and being passed from one foster family to another. Using a fragmented and documentary approach, working with professional and nonprofessional actors, the director makes us experience what is at the core of the foster child's life. “The pathos of L'Enfance nue is all about the zig and the zag of disconnection and thwarted emotions.” —J.P. Gorin


  • Country France
  • Year 1968
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 83 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Producer Véra Belmont, Guy Benier, Claude Berri, Mag Bodard, François Truffaut
  • Screenplay Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat
  • Photography Claude Beausoleil
  • Sound Henri Moline
  • Actors Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey


Biennale de Venezia Prix Jean Vigo


2/12, 17.00 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya