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ZERO DE CONDUITE / TARIS / A PROPOS DE NICE Trailer
ZERO DE CONDUITE / TARIS / A PROPOS DE NICE (NR)
1 hrs, 22 mins
RELEASE:
05/28/1930
CAST:
Jean Dasté, Jean Taris
DIRECTOR:
Jean Vigo

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Even among cinema’s legends, Jean Vigo (L’Atalante) stands apart. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age 29. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo’s films refused to play by the rules. Now you can see all three of his witty, visually adventurous shorts on one program in new 4K digital restorations. À propos de Nice is an absurdist, rhythmic 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. Taris is an inventive and graceful portrait of swimming champion Jean Taris performing different feats. The 44-minute Zéro de conduit (Zero for Conduct), starring Jean Dasté (L’Atalante), is a radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion. So effervescent and charming that one can easily forget its importance in film history, Vigo’s enormously influential film is based on the director’s own experiences as a youth, and presents childhood as a time of unfettered imagination and brazen rule-flouting. It’s a sweet-natured vision of sabotage made vivid by dynamic visual experiments—including the famous, blissful slow-motion pillow fight. (Fully subtitled)

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