"Films of Luc Moullet:
Anatomy of a Relationship & Genesis of a Meal"
Luc Moullet, original member of the French New Wave
and long-time critic for Cahiers du Cinema, directed these
distinctive documentaries that resonate with his absurdist view and
maverick vision. Anatomy of a Relationship (1975, 79 minutes) is a
delirious dissection of the dilemmas of two intellectuals who can't quite
make their sex life work. Moullet stars as himself in this fearless
confessional about his relationship with his wife. Genesis of a Meal
(1978, 112 minutes) involves an economic comparison, from the production
to consumption stage, of a can of Senegalese tuna, a French omelet, an
Ecuadorian banana, and a reel of 35mm film - all staples in Moullet's
"diet." "A powerful non-comic documentary" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago
Reader). French with English subtitles.