Fotis is in love with Bilio, a last-year student at a provincial high-school, and serenades her frequently. Bilio's teacher, Platon Papadakis, is also in love with her, but besides ... See full summary »
A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.
A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.
A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.
Caridad de Laberdesque
77 years after Jean Vigo's death, his daughter and film critic Luce Vigo accepted the 2011 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award -- named after persecuted Soviet filmmakers Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov -- posthumously honoring Vigo for the masterpiece Zero for Conduct (1933); Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight presented the award and Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese sent a letter for the occasion with words on Vigo, Paradjanov and Vartanov, all of whom had struggled against censorship. See more »
In the final scenes, when the young rebels are climbing the roofs, Tabard's shorts change from black to gray. See more »
known as a major inspiration for François Truffaut, Jean Vigo's "Zero de conduite" is a little cinema jewel about children. I'm not sure to be able to describe it much better than telling it is a child and messy view (recalls ?) on childhood. Some scenes are unforgettable. Jean Vigo's cinema suffered a lot : "l'atalante", one of the most "natural" movies ever, was re-mounted by the studio Gaumont into a not very interesting love story (now the movie is in public domain, Gaumont remounted it close to the "director's cut"). "Zéro de conduite" was banned by the censors... And the author died very young, so we don't have much of his genius to watch, everything from him is worth seeing.
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