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Toute la mémoire du monde (1957)

This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

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Alain Resnais

Writer:

Rémo Forlani (concept)
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This documentary explores the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself.

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France

Language:

French

Release Date:

May 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ emlékezete See more »

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Films de la Pleiade See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Alain Resnais's project
22 February 2005 | by benoitlelievreSee all my reviews

Alain Resnais is a damn wizard! You have to see Toute la mémoire du monde, than Nuits et Brouillards, than Hiroshima mon amour to understand the power of the message being sent there.

With Toute la mémoire du monde, Resnais is setting the basis of his cinematographic project about places of memory. Within 20 minutes, Resnais is surgically, methodically analyzing the national library of France. With an hyperactive camera, he's sneaking, he's smelling, he's feeling this huge building. Very fast paced and organized movie that sets up more than ever, the cut between him and the other directors of the french new wave. In my humble cinephile opinion, Resnais is in a league of his own.


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