Jean Vigo

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Salute Your Shorts: Science Is Fiction - The Films of Jean Painleve - Paste Magazine
One of Painlevé's closest friends was the brilliant Jean Vigo, one of the creators of the film movement often called “poetic realism.” Alongside Jean Renoir, Julien Duvivier and Marcel Carné, Vigo was a proponent of long takes, realistic performances...
The life aquatic - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Studying mathematics and biology at the Sorbonne, Painlevé made a vertiginous departure toward cinema after meeting surrealist artists Antonin Artaud, Jean Vigo, and Luis Buñuel. Calling his work "neo-zoological drama", Painlevé began assembling...
Look back in anger: Samantha Morton makes her directorial debut - Independent
For example, I ask about a scene in which the children, under the tutelage of the sexually abusive care worker, are watching Jean Vigo's L'Atalante on television. "It's to do with children, innocence and puppets," she says. "It sounds pretentious but...
Three file for commissioner seat - Terre Haute Tribune Star
The caucus will be conducted at 4:30 pm Thursday in the Vigo County Annex, at First and Oak streets. Decker agreed to plead guilty in US District Court, Southern District of Indiana to distributing methamphetamine and resign his county position....
Canadian frigate HMCS Winnipeg likely deterred a Somali pirate ... - Australia.TO
The First World Summit on Fisheries Sustainability will be held at the World fishing Exhibition that takes place in Vigo, Spain, from the 16-19 September 2009. It is an initiative by the Minister of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs,...
FILM REVIEW: Still rivers run deep - Taipei Times
L'Atalante (1934) is Jean Vigo's only feature-length movie, often described as a cinematic poem about love that is lost and then found. Decades before the advent of CGI effects, Czech animator and filmmaker Karel Zeman made his science fiction...
European Union Film Festival - South African Film News (press release)
Winner of the Priz Jean Vigo for Best Feature Film in 2007, La France centres on a woman who sets off to join her spouse on the front line in the autumn of 1917 in the midst of World War I. This harsh tale, directed by Serge Bozon, captures the spirit...
When Words Collide - Comic Book Resources
The coloring seemed to be way off on some of the pages throughout the entire sequence where they rescued Vigo--the blues and purples were just bizarre, i almost wonder if it was a printing error. The text was on full overload throughout the final...
Spain May Launch Scrappage Incentive - Ward's Auto (subscription)
The PSA Peugeot Citroen plant in Vigo, a city along Spain's northwest coast “would welcome this kind of help,” he adds. Juan-Jose Lillo, commercial general manager for General Motors Spain (formerly Opel Spain), underlines the importance of such direct...
Iranian Abu Moslem sign Hristo Stoichkov - Sofia Echo
The former Barcelona had unsuccessful spells as manager of Bulgaria from 2004 to 2007 and while leading Spain's Celta de Vigo. In January 2009, Stoichkov had declined an invitation to join the board of the Bulgarian Football Union....

Jean Vigo

Jean Vigo (26 April 1905 – 5 October 1934) was a French film director, who helped establish poetic realism in film in the 1930s and was a posthumous influence on the French New Wave of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Vigo was born to Emily Clero and the prominent Spanish/Catalan militant anarchist Eugeni Bonaventura de Vigo i Sallés (who adopted the name Miguel Almereyda - an anagram of "y'a la merde", which translates as "there is shit"). Much of his early life was spent on the run with his parents. His father was strangled in his cell in Fresnes Prison on the night of 13 August 1917 — allegedly the authorities were responsible. The young Vigo was subsequently sent to boarding school under an assumed name, Jean Sales, to conceal his identity.

Vigo was married and had a daughter in 1931. He died in 1934 of complications from tuberculosis, which he had contracted eight years earlier.

Vigo is noted for two films which affected the future development of both French and world cinema: Zéro de conduite (1933) and L'Atalante (1934).

He also made two other films: À propos de Nice (1929), a subversive silent film examining social inequity in 1920s Nice; and Taris, roi de l'eau (1931), a motion study of swimmer Jean Taris.

Zéro de conduite was banned by the French government until after the war and L'Atalante was mutilated by its distributor. Both have outlived their detractors, however, and L'Atalante was chosen as the 10th-greatest film of all time in Sight & Sound's 1962 poll, and as the 6th-best in its 1992 poll.

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Prix Jean Vigo

The Prix Jean Vigo is an award in the Cinema of France given annually since 1951 to a French film director in homage to Jean Vigo.

This award is usually given to a young director, for his or her independent spirit.

The Spanish documentary film Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival 1 presents, for the first time in Spain, the Premio Jean Vigo al mejor director (Jean Vigo Prize to the best director).

The new award aims to strengthen both the spirit which inspired the festival in the first place and its commitment to the work of Jean Vigo. The creation of this prize has been made possible thanks to the close ties between Punto de Vista and the family of the great French filmmaker.

Punto de Vista paid tribute to the director of Zero de Conduite on the centenary of his birth in 2005. Luce Vigo, film critic and daughter of Vigo and Elizabeth Lozinska, attended that year. The festival provided an opportunity to look back on Vigo’s entire filmography and also represented the first step in a relationship which has now fructified in the form of this award. The Festival took its name, Punto de Vista (Point of View), as a tribute to Vigo, the first director to refer, back in the 30’s, to a “documented point of view” as a distinctive sign of a form of filmmaking which commits the filmmaker.

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Claude Chabrol

Claude Chabrol (pronounced in French) (born 24 June 1930, Paris) is a French film director and one of the core members of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Like his fellow New Wave directors Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol worked as a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du Cinema before pursuing a career in filmmaking.

Often characterized as the most "mainstream" of the New Wave directors, Chabrol has remained prolific and popular throughout his now half-century career.

Claude Chabrol was born in Paris in 1930. After spending World War II in the village of Sardent, where he and a friend constructed a makeshift movie theater , Chabrol returned to Paris to study pharmacology at the University of Paris. There Chabrol became involved with the postwar cine club culture and met Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette and others with whom he would write for Cahiers du Cinema throughout the 1950s.

In 1957, Chabrol co-wrote Hitchcock (Paris: Éditions Universitaires, 1957)--a study of the films made by director Alfred Hitchcock through the film The Wrong Man (1957)--with Éric Rohmer. The next year, Chabrol made his feature directorial debut with Le Beau Serge (1958), a Hitchcock-influenced thriller starring Jean-Claude Brialy partly funded by his wife's inheritance and one of the first films of the French New Wave. The film, a critical success, won Chabrol the Prix Jean Vigo and was followed the next year by Les Cousins, one of the New Wave's first commercial successes, and Chabrol's first color film, À double tour, starring a young Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The most prolific of the major New Wave directors, Chabrol has averaged almost one film a year since 1958.

He divorced Agnès, his first wife, to marry the actress Stéphane Audran, with whom he had a son, actor Thomas Chabrol. His third wife is Aurore Paquiss.

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Yves Caumon

Yves Caumon (born May 27, 1964) is a French director. He is Professor in Toulouse's University in France. He worked as assistant-director with Agnès Varda, and Jean-Paul Civeyrac.

He directed several short movies as A la Hache with Valérie Crunchant, Les filles de mon pays (Prix Jean Vigo 2000)...

Yves Caumon is one of the excellent young French fllm directors in the new "New Wave" in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, François Ozon.

His first movie Amour d’enfance was awarded with Prix Un certain regard in the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

His movie Cache-cache (Hide and seek) was in the French contingent in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

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Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival

The Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival is a space for celebrating, discovering and analysing the form of cinema generically grouped under the heading of ‘documentary’. It is held annually in Pamplona (Spain) in February, and is organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Regional Government of Navarre.

The Festival took its name, Punto de Vista (Point of View), as a tribute to Vigo, the first director to refer, back in the 30’s, to a “documented point of view” as a distinctive sign of a form of filmmaking which commits the filmmaker.

The Prix Jean Vigo aims to strengthen both the spirit which inspired the festival in the first place and its commitment to the work of Jean Vigo. The creation of this prize has been made possible thanks to the close ties between Punto de Vista and the family of the great French filmmaker.

This is the first prize in Spain associated with the memory of the director of L´Atalante, but in France, the Prix Jean Vigo is closely related to some of the best filmmaking of the last 50 years. The Prix Jean Vigo was created in France in 1951 as a means of promoting young filmmakers with the greatest prospects. Figures such as Alain Resnais, Chris Marker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard can all be named among its winners.

La casa de mi abuela, by Adán Aliaga. Phantom Limb, by Jay Rosenblatt. Tierra negra, by Ricardo Íscar.

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