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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Le Sourire Vertical

Fortnight 1973, Feature film,

Synopsis

Un homme se réveille d’un long coma, et au grand étonnement de son entourage, tient des propos déconcertants, expression de ses fantasmes les plus secrets.

Director

Robert Lapoujade

He was a painter. He was an iluustrator at Le Seuil Publishing House. He used to denonce torture in Algeria. He directed several animation films for the ORTF, a publicly owned brocasting organization. he directed two feature films: Le Socrate ( special prize of the jury in Venice ) and Le Sourire vertical, censored for pornography. He wrote essays and a novel, L’Inadmissible.