Films byTexts by 1960
Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, 90’

Petty thug Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, but panics and impulsively kills a policeman while driving a stolen car.

Here They Play Again
Cecilia Mangini, 1960, 13’

Shot in Martano, Stendalí is the record of a female mourning ritual – enacted within ethnic Greek communities that spoke Griko, a dialect that can still be found in southern Puglia – on the brink of extinction.

Kurt Kren, 1960, 5’

Kurt Kren uses images of nature during autumn to reveal the expressive potential of film itself, beyond the narrative conventions of representational cinema.


The Wandering Princess
Kinuyo Tanaka, 1960, 102’

Based on the memoirs of Hiro Saga, The Wandering Princess depicts the story of Ryuko, an aristocrat who, at the outset of World War II, is forced to marry Futetsu, the younger brother of the soon-to-be disposed Chinese emperor.

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’

Nita is the daughter of a refugee family who fled East Pakistan after the Partition of Bengal in 1947. Determined to help her family endure in the face of adversity, she sacrifices herself for the people around her.

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.