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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

La Poupée Rouge

Fortnight 1969, Feature film,


Two young girls, the one a cicada, a bohemian, the other a busy bee and revolutionary, in an imaginary land, at an unspecified time.


Francis Leroi

He studied philosophy, was attracted by the Nouvelle Vague and started in the film business as Claude Chabrol’s assistant in 1962. He wrote and directed a play. He was a screewriter, director and producer makinf films about sex. He tried fantastic style. He died in 2002.