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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 14. July 21, 1971

The Confession

The Confession

What other relevancies are there? Costa-Gavras L'Aveu (The Confession) (Warner Bros) naturally went a week. I cannot, and won't understand how this terrifying work, hundred times more realistic and passionate in treatment than the melodramatoses of Z, could pass everyone by. Did the Lido kill it? No obits by request. Perhaps Father Kerridge didn't think a large lovely audience would be able to read subtitles on a film so historically and personally accurate, that "gives socialism a face" and so put it in the catbox where it dieded. Yves Montand and Mme. Signoret giving outrageous, poised performances in a film more intimate, less frenetic than Z, but more absorbing, and as cinema based on an incident only a few years old, making all the crud on in the city pale into insignificance. I'd like to call it proud and provoking and make some ashamed for not seeing it, but I don't care what anyone would say.