Pialat¬ís work is remarkable for the gravity and soberness it achieves while building up a richness of lived reality, both in the documentation of the real cities and towns where the films are set and in the thorough compiling of information about how people¬ís habits create their d¬écor.
Pialat deals in a hopeless intimacy: we can go only so far with his people before a barrier rises, formed partly out of their self-protective concealments (which also separate them from one another) and partly out of the director¬ís refusal to compromise his sense of the opacity of existence.
The gestural quality of these films is crucial: the human body in Pialat is always a source of disruption, and perhaps he considers violence a particular category of gesture.
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