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The Complete Jean Vigo

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Criterion Collection, Silent, Multi-Feature, Boxed Sets

Cast: Michel Simon, Jean Daste, Dita Parlo, Louis Lefebvre, Louis Berger

Director: Jean Vigo

Synopsis: Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands alone. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules.

This set includes all of Vigo's titles:

À PROPOS DE NICE, an absurdist, rhythmic slice of life from the bustling coastal city of the title; TARIS, an inventive short portrait of a swimming champion; ZÉRO DE CONDUITE, a radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless filmmakers; and, of course, L'ATALANTE, widely regarded as one of cinema's finest achievements, about newlyweds beginning their life together on a canal barge. These are the endlessly witty, visually adventurous works of a pivotal film artist.

Language: French

Country of Origin: France

Production Year: 1934

Reviews:

  • "The great poet of the screen.", Jonas Mekas,
  • "Friskily alive, his films have been a tonic to filmmakers and cineastes alike with their visual verve, disarming poignancy, and playful humor.", Nicolas Rapold, LA Weekly

 The Complete Jean Vigo
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