Aux frontieres de l'homme. 1953. France. Directed by Nicole Vedres, Jean Rostand. In French. 20 min. Please note there are no English subtitles available for this film.
La vie commence demain (Life Begins Tomorrow). 1952. France. Directed by Nicole Vedrès. Edited by Alain Resnais. With Jean-Pierre Aumont, André Labarthe, Jean-Paul Sartre, Daniel Lagache, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Jean Rostand, Le Corbusier, Pablo Picasso, André Gide, Jacques Prévert. “Perhaps […] [intelligence] should simply be considered a category of aesthetics based on which we can establish cinema not only as the heir of the novel or theater or, more rarely, poetry. It can also be a descendant of the essay – and apparently there can be awful ones, just like at the bookstore. All of this today sounds commonplace, but before Paris 1900 and La Vie commence demain it wasn’t at all” (Chris Marker). In French; English subtitles. Courtesy the British Film Institute. 87 min.
Program 107 min.