The distinction I make between cinema of prose and cinema of poetry is not a distinction of value, it is a purely technical distinction. If I had to define this distinction I would say that in cinema of prose the protagonists, as in classical novels, are the characters, their history and their environment. In cinema of poetry, on the other hand, the protagonist is style.
Before the Revolution (1964)
This movie expresses what it means to be young with the lyricism and narcissism and self-consciousness of the intelligent young.