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Poetic realism

by Anton Williams
Films 14
Comments 2
Followers 65

Poetic realism films are usually have a fatalistic view of life with their characters living on the margins of society, either as unemployed members of the working class or as criminals. After a life of disappointment, the characters get a last chance at love, but are ultimately disappointed again and the films frequently end with disillusionment or death. France, 1930s – 1940s

Influences: FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM
Influenced: ITALIAN NEOREALISM, FRENCH NEW WAVE