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Marie-Claude Treilhou

SIMONE BARBES OU LA VERTU

France / 1980 / 74’

Marie-Claude Treilhou
“Simone Barbès is a character with no fear or
reserve – she’s quirky and excessive. Her verve
is in the same vein as characters from popular
cinema like Arletty. Here, in continuous time,
she goes through three nocturnal situations: her
work, an outing to a night club and her ‘escorted’
journey home. Simone Barbès’ moves are pure
theatre, or hysteria: that is her distance. At no
point is there any spirit of vengeance, nastiness
or feminist morality at all. Quite the opposite
– Simone is a very emancipated, modern
character a kind of Saint of her day.”
(Marie-Claude Treilhou)

Technical sheet

Original Version : French.
Script : Marie-Claude Treilhou.
Photography : Jean-yves Escoffier.
Editing : Paul Vecchiali.
Sound : Yves Zlotnicka.
Casting : Ingrid Bourgoin, Martine Simonet, Michel Delahaye, Noël Simsolo.
Production : Paul Vecchiali (Diagonale).
Distribution : Gaël Teicher (La Traverse).
Filmography : Comme si, comme ça, 2019. Il était une fois la télévision, 2015. Couleurs d’orchestre, 2007. Les Métamorphoses du chœur, 2004. Un petit cas de conscience, 2002. Au cours de musique, 2000. En cours de musique, 2000. Paroisses, paroissiens, paroissiennes, 1995. Le Jour des rois, 1991. Gaby, artisan charcutier, 1988. L’Âne qui a bu la lune, 1988. Il était une fois la télé, 1985. Lourdes, l’hiver, 1983. Une sale histoire de sardines, 1983.

Director

Marie-Claude Treilhou

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