LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
- LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
- (PAYS DE COCAGNE)
- 1971, Pierre Étaix, France, 74 min.
For his fifth feature, Étaix boldly struck out in a new direction--and paid the price. Not only was LAND his first documentary, but its more explicitly satiric and political dimensions alienated the critics and the public. Falling somewhere between Marker’s LE JOLI MAI and Godard’s WEEKEND, the film is a verité-style collage of the French seaside during vacation time, depicting parades, talent contests, litter-strewn campgrounds, overweight bathers, and bumper-to-bumper traffic, as interviewers canvass the public on such topics as eroticism, advertising, marriage, the Moon landing, and Pierre Étaix. In French with English subtitles. 35mm. (MR)