The Virgin of Pessac

The Virgin of Pessac ★★★★½

During their convention one gets the impression that the townsfolk are about to elect a new goddess of the universe, yet the chosen girl is the personification of modesty. All the pomposity of the ceremony is concentrated in the person of the town major, who is an obvious reincarnation of the Légion d'honneur chasers that Flaubert ridiculed.

La rosière de Pessac is a companion piece to Le Cochon. Both are neo-Lumières, elaborate non-fictions. Anti-cinema vérité that reveals ancestral facts.