Jean Eustache Double Feature: The Virgin of Pessac & The Virgin of Pessac '79

The Virgin of Pessac Double Feature

France | 1979 | 67 min. | Jean Eustache

July 21, 2023

The Dirty Stories of Jean Eustache

A double feature presentation of Eustache's original 1968 The Virgin of Pessac, followed by his 1979 “remake” of his first documentary.

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

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The Virgin of Pessac
For his first documentary, Eustache returned to his hometown to document an annual pageant in which the village crowns the town’s most virtuous young girl.

The Virgin of Pessac '79
In 1979, Eustache returned to Pessac to “remake” his first documentary, again filming the town’s annual pageant to crown its most virtuous young woman while emphasizing what had (and had not) changed over the subsequent decade.

  • Director: Jean Eustache
  • Country: France
  • Year: 1979
  • Running Time: 67 min.
  • Screenplay: Jean Eustache, Françoise Lebrun
  • Cinematographers: Robert Alazraki, Jean-Yves Coic, Armand Marco, Philippe Théaudière
  • Editors: Chantal Colomer, Jean Eustache
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes