Peaux de vaches

Thick Skinned

Patricia Mazuy
Patricia Mazuy Retrospective
Duration: 88 min.
Country: Francia
Language: Francés
Year: 1989
Sunday 6th, 19:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)
Monday 7th, 16:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)
Free screening
Tuesday 8th, 16:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)

Thick Skinned was chosen by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten films of 1989. That year, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Nanni Moretti’s Red Wood Pigeon were chosen as the best. The list also included David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, and Jacques Rivette’s The Gang of Four. Even though Patricia Mazuy’s first feature is one of those films that don’t need to display their medals in order to convince the indecisive and untrusting, it doesn’t hurt to remember that they exist. And they’re well earned. This story about two brothers who, one drunken night, set fire to a barn in their family farm and, this way, kill a bum who had sought shelter there, has something of the rawness of a William Faulkner novel or the twisted guild of one by Dostoevsky, but shot with the firm hand and the personality that define the French filmmaker’s entire work.

Patricia Mazuy

Patricia Mazuy

Patricia Mazuy was born in France in 1960. She is a writer-director. After her first shorts, she worked as an editor for Agnès Varda in Vagabond (1989). There she met Sandrine Bonnaire, who would become the star of Thick Skinned (1989), her first feature. She wrote and directed some of her works alongside her husband, actor Simon Reggiani.

Data Sheet:

F: Raoul Coutard
E: Sophie Schmit
S: Jean-Pierre Duret
M: Theo Hakola
P: Jean-Luc Ormieres
CP: Titane
I: Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-François Stévenin, Jacques Spiesser, Salomé Stévenin, Laure Duthilleul, Jean-François Gallotte


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