EL CRIMEN DE LA PIRINDOLA 16mm (1965) 18 min
LA IMITACION DEL ANGEL 16mm (1966) 21 min
LE JOUET CRIMINEL 16mm (1969) 36 min
An angel watching over a boy. This angelwith these wings, that Melies could have invented, will never leave Arrietta's films. As if it had become his guardian angel, watching over his preserved childhood, a smile haunting his cruelest films.
- Emile Breton
Arrietta scrutinizes and stalks the people he freezes on celluloid in the manner of filmmakers like Jacques Rivette, Jean Eustache and Jacques Rozier, yet, at the same time, he instills an atmosphere of fantasy reminiscent of Jean Cocteau. This symbiosis, rarely faulted, produces very beneficial effects.
- Gerard Courant