Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

Born: 5 November 1929
Died: 17 July 2017

Highlighted works

  • La Rue Cases-Nègres

    An acclaimed coming-of-age story set in Martinique under French colonial rule.

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    The directorial debut of film critic François Truffaut, this autobiographical story of a wayward child marked a fresh start for French cinema.


    Rouch’s first ‘ethnofiction’ documents a week in the lives of immigrants in an Ivorian slum.

  • Le Signe du lion

    Eric Rohmer’s debut sees an American in Paris reduced to poverty after prematurely spending his inheritance.


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