The Communard’s Pipe

Home alone, little Jules starves while the people rise up and uphold their commune in the streets of Paris. His father joins the revolutionaries, taking his son, whose enthusiasm and pipe are quickly noticed by both his comrades and his enemies, which leads to an appalling ending. Less known than Novyy Vavilon [The New Babylon], which is also about the Paris Commune, this visually splendid work is the height of its director’s career.