Jean Eustache Double Feature: Robinson’s Place + Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

Robinson’s Place and Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes

France | 1963 | 87 min. | Jean Eustache

July 15 - 22, 2023

The Dirty Stories of Jean Eustache

Enjoy a double feature presentation of Jean Eustache's Robinson's Place and Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes.

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Passes: $90 | $60 SIFF Members 
- includes full series access.

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Robinson’s Place
Jean Eustache, 1963, France, 40 min.
Eustache’s first completed film follows two aimless young men who prowl the bars and dance halls of Paris in futile pursuit of female companionship. When one of their ostensible conquests spurns them, they plot a petty revenge.

Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes
Jean Eustache, 1966, France, 47 min.
Eustache’s second narrative short stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Daniel, a young man who finds it easier to meet and talk to women while in costume as a department store Santa Claus.

  • Director: Jean Eustache
  • Principal Cast: Aristide, Daniel Bart, Dominique Jayr, René Gilson, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Henri Martinez, Gérard Zimmermann (Robinson’s Place) | Jean-Pierre Léaud, Gérard Zimmermann, Jean Eustache, René Gilson, Henri Martinez, Jeanne Delos (Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes)
  • Country: France
  • Year: 1963
  • Running Time: 87 min.
  • Producer: Jean-Luc Godard (Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes)
  • Screenplay: Jean Eustache
  • Cinematographers: Michel H. Robert, Philippe Théaudière (Robinson’s Place) | Philippe Théaudière (Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes)
  • Editors: Jean Eustache (Robinson’s Place) | Christiane Lack (Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes)
  • Music: René Coll, César Gattegno
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes