L’Atalante | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 11 Feb

L’Atalante

Cert. PG

Classics, Festivals & Series

The Sound of Music

89 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 1934 | dir. Jean Vigo, with Michel Simon, Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo | music by Maurice Jaubert

This sensuous hymn to liberation follows the ups and downs of a young married couple: a barge captain and a country girl. When their domestic quarters prove too confining, it takes first mate ‘Père Jules’ (Michel Simon) to bring them back together. Suffused with fevered, dream-like exoticism and music by Maurice Jaubert, L’Atalante was a major inspiration to Nouvelle Vague directors.

Followed by a discussion with Nick Walker (Rochester Kino Cinema Club)

The film will be screened on a rare 35mm print

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