À propos de Nice Film Still

À propos de Nice

Jean Vigo and Boris Kaufman

 
  • France
  • 1930
  • 23 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Silent
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Jean Vigo was twenty-five when he made this, his debut film, a silent cinematic poem that reveals, through a thrilling and ironic use of montage, the economic reality hidden behind the facade of the Mediterranean resort town of Nice. The first of Vigo’s several collaborations with cinematographer Boris Kaufman (Dziga Vertov’s brother and a future Oscar winner), À propos de Nice is both a scathing and invigorating look at 1930 French culture.

Cast

Credits

DirectorJean Vigo and Boris Kaufman
PhotographyBoris Kaufman
EditingBoris Kaufman and Jean Vigo
ScreenplayJean Vigo

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Film Essays

Currentvigo_thumbnail

Jean Vigo

By Michael Almereyda August 31, 2011

His films are “sophisticated and jagged, playful and incendiary, innocent and savage.” Learn about the world and work of the great French filmmaker. Read more »


Film Essays

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À propos de Jean and Boris

By Robert Polito August 31, 2011

Documentary or hallucination? Jean Vigo was in the vanguard when he and Boris Kaufman took up a camera to catch life unawares for À propos de Nice. Read more »