French Cinema

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L’ Année Dernière à Marienbad – Alain Resnais – 1961


Six scenes from Resnais’ masterpiece from 1961 . A genuinely original film, showing the true potential of cinema, a challenge few since have had the courage to follow. In a huge, old-fashioned luxury hotel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him, but it seems she hardly remembers the affair they may have had (or not?) last year at Marienbad.



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January 29, 2008 Posted by | Fantastique, Les Années '60 | , , , | Leave a comment

Nuit et Brouillard, 1956

“Called the “greatest film of all time” by director Francois Truffaut, the documentary Night and Fog by Alain Resnais shows the holocaust tragedy in all its horror. Though only thirty minutes in length, the film is devastating in its impact, so approach with caution. Night and Fog refers to the arrival of prisoners in Auschwitz under the cover of darkness and also the ultimate failure of the Nazis at Nuremberg to take responsibility for it. Written by Jean Cayrol, a holocaust survivor, and poetically narrated by Michel Bouquet, its gruesome images seem like a surreal nightmare…

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January 17, 2008 Posted by | Documentaire Historique, L'Occupation au Cinéma, Les Années '50 | , , , , | Leave a comment