Jean Vigo’s first film, a savage portrait of French society. Part documentary, part cinematic poem, with some spectacular sequences of the idle rich and Nice’s urban poor. France 1930, 19 minutes.
Dir: Jean Vigo, 25mins, France 1930
- Vigorous, evocative celebration of the froth of an age nearing its end. Vulgar!
- An excellent experiment, full of energy and interesting imagery
- Very nice but a bit soporific – where was Mr Hulot? Camerawork was quite imaginative but the sound could have been louder
- I much preferred Andrew Youdell’s piano accompaniment when we screened this seventeen years ago, to the day
- Very good filming, without commentary
- Fascinating filming
- I liked the upward-pointing shots
- Went on too long. Over-edited and muddled but interesting
- Pretty much of a bore, I thought
- Looked like it had been made by two fourteen year old schoolboys!