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Who are you, William Klein?

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The Model Couple

William Klein France, 1977


As with his photo work and seen in his alignment with Chris Marker, William Klein’s films are strongly political. In this pre-Kardashians 1970s view of a French Big Brother, Klein uses Alain Resnais’ iconic actor André Dussollier and comedian Anémone to look at the ever-thinning privacy of mankind.

Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?

William Klein France, 1966


After the muscular Mr. Freedom and bedazzling Broadway by Light, dive now with William Klein in the obscure yet fascinating world of fashion. Among Vogue’s most famous photographers, Klein offers another visually striking satire with one of Alain Resnais’ legendary actresses: Delphine Seyrig.

Broadway by Light

William Klein France, 1958


We continue our journey in William Klein’s cinema with the immersive Broadway by Light. Celebrated for his stills, Klein also built a career of eclectic wonders, including this first film, watched over by Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, bathed in the lights of Manhattan.

Mr. Freedom

William Klein France, 1969


Today starts our exciting global series on William Klein: Discover the world-renowned photographer’s films starting with this explosive post-May ‘68 blend of French and U.S. revolutionary spirits, an electric and comic-book-inspired social satire with the best Serge Gainsbourg cameo you’ll ever see.

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