Nicole Vedrès

Scen.: Nicole Vedrès. F.: Fred Langenfeld, Pierre Levent, André Bac, Maurice Pecqueux. M.: Marinette Cadix. Mus.: Darius Milhaud, Guy Bernard. Int.: Jean-Pierre Aumont (il giovane provinciale), André Labarthe, Jean-Paul Sartre, Daniel Lagache, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Jean Rostand, Le Corbusier, Pablo Picasso, André Gide, Jacques Prévert (se stessi). Prod.: Armand Rubin, Cinéma Production 35mm. D.: 87’. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

In 1950. Questioning a certain number of people, like on television now. Talking with qualified people, in other words, well-known figures” (Nicole Vedrès in the Tv program Portrait de Nicole Vedrès, 1964).

“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, Marker Mémoire, Cinémathèque française program, January-February 1998).

The title comes from a 1947 book by André Labarthe (1902-1967), who appears in the film.

Émilie Cauquy

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