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Bookmark, Daughters of de Beauvoir
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directed by Imogen Sutton, fl. 1985; produced by Penny Forster, fl. 1992, PM Pictures, in Bookmark (London, England: Arts Council England, 1989), 1 hour
The life story of French author and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) interposed with interviews with American and British feminist writers she influenced, Kate Millett (b.1934), Marge Piercy (b.1936), Eva Figes (b.1932), and Ann Oakley (b.1944).
directed by Imogen Sutton, fl. 1985; produced by Penny Forster, fl. 1992, PM Pictures, in Bookmark (London, England: Arts Council England, 1989), 1 hour
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Colette
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directed by Yannick Bellon, 1924-; produced by Jacqueline Jacoupy, 1903-1980, Les Films Jacqueline Jacoupy; performed by Colette, 1873-1954, Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, Maurice Goudeket, 1889-1977, Pauline Tissandier, fl. 1951 and Georges Wague, 1874-1965 (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 1951), 29 mins

The film depicts two remarkable women : the director Yannick Bellon, and in front of the camera, the celebrated writer Colette.

In this modern and captivating portrait, Colette, seated in front of her window which overlooks the Palais Royal, wanders in her memories. We discover with delight the places where she li...

directed by Yannick Bellon, 1924-; produced by Jacqueline Jacoupy, 1903-1980, Les Films Jacqueline Jacoupy; performed by Colette, 1873-1954, Jean Cocteau, 1889-1963, Maurice Goudeket, 1889-1977, Pauline Tissandier, fl. 1951 and Georges Wague, 1874-1965 (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 1951), 29 mins
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Henry Miller
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 57 mins

Henry Miller's literary works rely heavily on the autobiographical and the confessional. So it should come as no surprise that the 77-year-old writer offers an intimate and revealing look at his life and work during this wide-ranging conversation, which originally aired on Quebec television in 1969.

Interviewed by...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 57 mins
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Jack Kerouac
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(Icarus Films, 2010), 24 mins

Largely overlooked in popular and critical assessments of Jack Kerouac's work is how intimately it is connected to his French-Canadian background and his childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Kerouac grew up among Canadian ex-pats, learning English only at age six. And in this conversation with Fernand Seguin, whic...

(Icarus Films, 2010), 24 mins
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Violette Leduc: In Pursuit of Love
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directed by Esther Hoffenberg, 1950-; produced by Yael Fogiel, fl. 1997-2015, Les Films du Poisson, Lapsus, Arte France and Vosges Télévision; performed by Dominique Reymond, 1957- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2013), 57 mins

In 1964, Violette Leduc's taboo-breaking memoir, The Bastard, became an enormous literary success in France. After decades of toiling in obscurity, the outsider writer, who would go on to publish the lesbian classic Therese and Isabelle, had finally earned some long-sought recognition. Director Esther Hoffenbe...

directed by Esther Hoffenberg, 1950-; produced by Yael Fogiel, fl. 1997-2015, Les Films du Poisson, Lapsus, Arte France and Vosges Télévision; performed by Dominique Reymond, 1957- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2013), 57 mins
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Winter Nomads
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(Icarus Films, 2014), 1 hour 26 mins

Pascal, 53, and Carole, 28, are shepherds. In the month of November 2010, they embark on their long winter transhumance: four months during which they will have to cover 600 km in the Swiss-French region, accompanied by three donkeys, four dogs and a eight hundred sheep.

(Icarus Films, 2014), 1 hour 26 mins
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Witold Gombrowicz
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directed by Andrzej Wolski, fl. 1982-2016; produced by France 3 and Sodaperaga; performed by Andrzej Seweryn, 1946- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2015), 44 mins

Witold Gombrowicz (1904–1969), author and playwright, was one of the greatest author of the 20th century. Some writers never had a "legend" surrouding them, whereas others achieved to create one. Gombrowicz built for himself an image of an abnormal character, and imposed with persuasion his eccentric despotism t...

directed by Andrzej Wolski, fl. 1982-2016; produced by France 3 and Sodaperaga; performed by Andrzej Seweryn, 1946- (Paris, Ile-de-France: Doriane Films, 2015), 44 mins
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