Les Créatures

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Time Out says

'Losing the plot' is more than a metaphor in this metaphor-strewn illustration of the creative process in action. Edgar (Piccoli) is in the throes of writing a novel. He plays dice games with his grumpy Muse and co-opts assorted shopkeepers and neighbours into his shifting narrative. A couple of sinister jokers dash about undermining attempts at order. Meanwhile the novelist's pregnant wife (Deneuve) undergoes her own process of creation. Finally both baby and book are safely delivered. It's an audacious concept with, in the background, a characteristically sharp documentary on the island of Noirmoutier, Varda's home at the time. But it's too whimsical to be very enlightening, and by the end you probably won't feel much urge to tackle old Edgar's doubtless quite unreadable tome.
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Release details

UK release:

1966

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Agnès Varda

Cast:

Jacques Charrier, Nino Castelnuovo, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Dahlbeck, Michel Piccoli

Screenwriter:

Agnès Varda

Cinematography:

Willy Kurant

Art Director:

Claude Pignot

Editor:

Janine Verneau

Producer:

Mag Bodard

Music:

Pierre Barbaud

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