Director: Alain Resnais
Commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the German concentration camps by Allied Forces, Alain Resnais' famous documentary presents a shattering picture of the camp at Auschwitz and its history. The factual documents are contained within a lyrical, poetic narrative which centres on the contrast between the camp's wartime horrors and its peacefulness ten years later.
Claude Ridder has tried to shoot himself: he is picked up from the hospital by two strangers. taken on a mysterious car ride to a clinical centre, and prepared for an experiment in which he is shut i… More »
A young French actress has been making a film in Hiroshima. On the eve of her return to France she meets a Japanese architect. Hiroshima Mon Amour opens on their passionate embrace, she having discov… More »
The film opens with solemn couples ambling into a shabby suburban dance-hall near Milan. A blind pianist and an accordionist arrive, tune up, and the evening begins. Giovanni, a recently qualified we… More »
Resnais has built up his film on a counterpoint of present and past; the horrors of yesterday, shown in black and white, are interspersed with the remains of Auschwitz, filmed in colour. ... The titl… More »
"Life is a Novel"—Gothic novel, fairy tale and philosophical puzzle all in one seeming reputation of Napoleon's truism "la ... vie n'est pas un roman" (probably his version of "life wasn't mean… More »