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Photo of Jacques Davila
Photo of Jacques Davila

Jacques Davila

[Pierre Léon] I was secretly guided by the idea that [Jean-Claude] Biette — by his discreet force, his critical humor, and the immense talent of a filmmaker refusing the posture of an artist — could represent this lost generation, caught between the Nouvelle Vague and the 1990s, whose experiments, both formal and political, show an audacity that renders null and ridiculous quite a number of postmodern pseudo-extravagances. It is necessary then for Biette's films, as well as those of Vecchiali, [Adolfo] Arrietta, [Marie-Claude] Treilhou, [Jacques] Davila, etc., to come out of the shadows and out of silence.