Essential Cinema: Complete Works of Jean Vigo

ZERO FOR CONDUCT & À PROPOS DE NICE

Directed by Jean Vigo

France, 1933/1930, 1h 6min, DCP

Essential Cinema  Complete Works of Jean Vigo

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtimes

Thu, Mar 21

A perfect memoir of childhood, the riotously funny ZERO FOR CONDUCT lays bare the misbehavior of pre-adolescent boys in the schoolyard in a fabulous display of pranks, epic battles, and ill-advised schemes. The film on which every subsequent coming of age story was built, in particular Truffaut’s 400 BLOWS and POCKET CHANGE.

À PROPOS DE NICE, Vigo’s first short film, poked fun at newsreels and propaganda films in order to lay bare the harsh realities of the economic struggles of the 1930s in France. Vigo relishes the opportunity to experiment with camera and montage, taking the freedom to incorporate a range of visionary styles and techniques.

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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