Films byTexts by 1960
Georges Franju, 1960, 90’

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face and restore her former beauty.


“She is a magic person. She gives the unreal reality.”

Georges Franju


Paul Meyer, 1960, 83’

A controversial study on the community of Italian miners in the Borinage, filmed in a neo-realistic style. Celebrated for its visual qualities, feared for its undisguised social criticism.


Late Autumn
Yasujirô Ozu, 1960, 128’

A widow tries to marry off her daughter with the help of her late husband's three friends.


Marcel Mariën, 1960, 36’

“Onlangs werd een verachtelijke en beruchte film vertoond in het Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussel op het initiatief van de ‘Ciné-Club de la Jeunesse’ voor een veeltallig publiek van jonge mensen en jonge meisjes.

Luc de Heusch, 1960, 15’

An artist's portrait of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte in a didactic narrative form. Magritte’s works are shown in a series alternating with images of the artist at work or during his daily activities, while his ideas are commented on by a voice-over.

The Cloud-Capped Star
Ritwik Ghatak, 1960, 126’

“I wanted to live! Tell me just once that I’ll live... I want to live!”

Nita’s echoing cry


« Un des cinq ou six plus grands mélos de l’histoire du cinéma. »

Vincente Minnelli, 1960, 150’

“If images are things, then the channel hopper descended from the apes and Jean-Baptiste Mondino is right. The channel hopper is a bulimic and unsatisfied monkey who checks out everything because he wants everything, right now. His mental prison is made of all the TV channels and schedules.

When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Mikio Naruse, 1960, 111’

“Melodrama addresses us within the limitations of the status quo, of the ideologically permissible. It acknowledges demands inadmissible in the codes of social, psychological or political discourse.