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The Virgin of Pessac

The Virgin of Pessac

The Virgin of Pessac

1968/1979 / 122min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: JEAN EUSTACHE

With a mixture of humor and awe, Eustache documents a bizarre ceremony held in the town where he was born: every year a young woman is named by the mayor and village elders as the most virtuous. In fact he was so fascinated, he did it twice: these two hour-long films, surveying the same event, were filmed in 1968 and 1979, respectively.