Rencontre , il y a un peu plus de cinq ans avec l’auteur de Solo, l’Ibis Rouge, un drôle de paroissien… Dans le cadre de l’émission Les Clefs du Cinéma, Jean-Pierre Mocky
Time must be given time to digest death. Realize that the presence is definitively erased. The last of the buccaneers of French cinema has lowered their flag.
It is the lot of cinema to always remain an orphan of one of its creators. At this moment, the mourners of Olympia are no longer enough: Jean-Pierre Mocky has just disappeared, forgetting on the doorstep of life, his banter and his camera. He leaves French cinema weightless. In this sad normalcy of which he is customary.
Three pieces of string and then goes away.
This is the cinema of Mocky, Belle Gueule of the new wave before becoming a director, traveling companion of Bourvil, his long-time friend to whom he knew, before everyone else, how to offer the roles that suited him.
Mocky likes cinoche and does not send him to tell us … A tumultuous, angry, unpretentious filmmaker. His sudden mood swings were above all directed towards himself.
Denied by some bad sleepers, ignored by others, but recognized by the greatest number, the anar cultivated the silhouette of a Leo Malet with whom the director liked to be confused. Like the author of Nestor Burma, Mocky refused to let the economy dictate his way of creating, which he wanted to keep libertarian. His films, very uneven, not only had
deserves to exist, but knew how to anchor in the collective memory. Is it a coincidence that during his career we hustled at the gate to be present on his films.
For stars like Deneuve, Serrault, Eddy Mitchell, Michel Simon, Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau or many others, it was not a question of adding one more film to their CVs, but of emphasizing that they had made a film with Mocky.
Man was playing with time and his birth: two dates, as if to lose us better. No matter, basically. The evil one continues to play tricks on us in his own way. Pleasant, the artist.
It is a heavy silhouette with a malicious look that will remain in our memories. He has just joined some of his friends, somewhere in the infinite. Without any other precision from the GPS.
With just under 70 films and 4 short films, Jean-Paul Mokiejewski, known as Jean-Pierre Mocky, who started his career with Luchino Visconti (Senso), Federico Fellini (La strada) will remain this rare director, who has marked both by its artistic originality and as a producer, a sclerotic French cinema.
Hello and fraternity Jean-Pierre