L’Atalante

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L’Atalante
director:
Jean Vigo
cast:
Jean Daste, Dita Parlo

In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean’s boat, L’Atalante—otherwise populated by an earthy first mate (Michel Simon) and a multitude of mangy cats—and embark on their new life together. Both a surprisingly erotic idyll and a clear-eyed meditation on love, L’Atalante, Vigo’s only feature-length work, is a film like no other. The film was recently voted number 12 in Sight & Sound magazine’s Greatest Films of All Time poll.

website: criterion.com/films/27758-l-atalante

format
35mm
runtime
1 hour 29 minutes
release year/country
1934 France
subtitled