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Paul Carpita

12 November 1922 to 21 October 2009

Best-known for the neo-realist drama Le Rendezvous des Quais (1955), Carpita had long thought his film lost after it was seized by authorities concerned at its depiction of striking dockworkers’ passive resistance to brutal police reprisals. Rediscovered in the 1980s, it was finally screened to great acclaim in 1990.

*Read Paul Carpita's Guardian Obituary