Documentaries Of Louis Malle, The: Eclipse From The Criterion Collection
Over the course of a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle forged a reputation as one of the world's most versatile cinematic storytellers, with such widely acclaimed, and wide-ranging, masterpieces as Elevator To The Gallows, My Dinner With Andre, and Au Revoir Les Enfants. At the same time, however, with less fanfare, Malle was creating a parallel, even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker. With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from his French homeland to India to the United States, in some of the most engaging and fascinating nonfiction films ever made.
Vive Le Tour; Humain, Trop Humain; Place de la Republique
In his three documentaries set in France, Malle visits the back roads of the Tour de France, a northern automotive plant, and one bustling Parisian street corner.
Malle's seven-part journey to India is his ground-breaking, epic masterpiece.
This companion piece to Phantom India hauntingly evokes a city on the edge of oblivion.
America's heartland, Malle-style. A gripping portrait of the ups and downs of a Minnesota farming community.
...And the Pursuit of Happiness
Malle's lively cross section of everyday American citizens who, like him, are recent immigrants to the country.