LA VIE EST À NOUS
Sunday, August 12
Directed by Jacques Becker, Jean Renoir and Henri Cartier-Bresson
(1936) Committed agit-prop documentary contrasting the riches of France with the misery of the workers. Censorship confined it to political club screenings for 30 years. 35mm print courtesy of the Institut Français, thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Approx. 66 min.
“A film of its time, conceived in the shadow of Hitler, it still communicates its message with a irrepressible joy and swagger.”
– David Thompson, Time Out