À propos de Nice
À propos de Nice • 23m
Directed by Jean Vigo and Boris Kaufman • 1930 • France
Jean Vigo was twenty-five when he made this, his debut film, a silent cinematic poem that reveals, through a thrilling and ironic use of montage, the economic reality hidden behind the facade of the Mediterranean resort town of Nice. The first of Vigo’s several collaborations with cinematographer Boris Kaufman (Dziga Vertov’s brother and a future Oscar winner), À PROPOS DE NICE is both a scathing and invigorating look at 1930 French culture.
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À PROPOS DE NICE Commentary
Recorded in 2011, this commentary features Michael Temple, author of “Jean Vigo.”
Alternate Edit of À PROPOS DE NICE
An earlier, slightly longer version of À PROPOS DE NICE was found in the archives of the filmmaker Jean Painlevé. In a letter to Painlevé, director Jean Vigo wrote, “When I was working on it, I forgot that a film should be entertaining, so it is a little long or repetitive in places, as you notic...