Essential Cinema: Complete Works of Jean Vigo

L’ATALANTE & TARIS

Directed by Jean Vigo

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

Essential Cinema  Complete Works of Jean Vigo

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Thu, Mar 28

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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