Essential Cinema: Complete Works of Jean Vigo


Directed by Jean Vigo

France, 1934/1931, 1h 38min, DCP, Silent with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Complete Works of Jean Vigo

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

A subtly revolutionary work—and Vigo’s only feature-length narrative—brought poetry and grit to a dreamscape about a young married couple beginning their life aboard a barge. The film is teeming with Vigo’s obsessions, and questions about desire, love, and hope boil beneath the surface. L’ATALANTE is preceded by TARIS, Vigo’s short commissioned film about the Olympic swimming champion Jean Taris, which incorporates the underwater cinematography that would reappear in L’ATALANTE.

This event is part of the French Cultures Festival coordinated by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, TX.


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