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SUBJECTS

Barges -- Drama, Husband and wife -- France -- Drama, Runaway wives -- France -- Drama

L’Atalante

4K Digital Restoration

featuring

Michel Simon, Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté,

Jean Vigo’s only full-length feature is a poetic masterpiece on the theme of passionate love. In telling of a young barge captain and his peasant bride in their first days together on his barge, and of their separation when she sneaks off to Paris, L’Atalante surprises realism with surrealism, much as Jean is surprised by his wife’s desire. Shot against a backdrop of the Parisian canals, the film anticipates the methods of neorealism by almost fifteen years, particularly in the acting. Michel Simon as the grisly, tattooed Père Jules, and Dita Parlo as the bride Juliette, are unforgettable.

Judy Bloch
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Jean Vigo
  • Albert Riera
Based On
  • a story by Jean Guiné

Cinematographer
  • Boris Kaufman
  • Louis Berger
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 89 mins
Source
  • Janus Films
CINEFILES

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The searchers (review), Village Voice, J. Hoberman, 2000

L'Atalante (review), Time Out New York, Stephen Garrett, 2000

Young lust (review), SF Weekly, Gregg Rickman, 1999

L'Atalante (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1995

L'Atalante (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1992

Getting lost, then and now (review), East Bay Express, Kelly Vance, 1991

L'Atalante (program note), Toronto International Film Festival, 1990

L'Atalante (review), Variety, Lenny Borger, 1990

L'Atalante (review), Film Journal International, Ed Kelleher, 1990

L'Atalante (program note), Art Institute of Chicago. Film Center, 1984

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