Friday, December 7, 2012

Retrospective of Alain Resnais in the 17th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala

Alain Resnais, the most celebrated French film director, is the inceptor of new wave in French cinema. An active film personality, of 90 years, in all fields of the industry for over 75 years, Resnais have directed 49 titles, while did editing for 19, camera for four, penned five scripts and proved his acting talent in three. Hiroshima Mon Amour was the first feature film of the director. The 90-minute movie is a love story of a French actress who sets out to make a film against war. The film bagged the U.N. Award and the Award for the Best Foreign Actress in the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. In 1960, the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics awarded the movie the Best Film Award, and the Critics Award.The award for the best film, actress, sound-mixing and script was received for the 1977 film Same Old Song. The musical comedy deals with the life of six people who are inter-related in Paris. He has also produced documentaries based on films of Pablo Picasso and Paul Gauguin. The 17th International Film Festival of Kerala admires this multi faceted aueter by including  11 films directed by him in the retrospective category. the films of Alain Resnais included in this festival are Muriel (1963), Same Old Song (1997), Last Year at Marienbad (1961),Stavisky (1974), Private fears in Public Spaces or Coeurs (2006), Guernica (1950), Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Night and Fog (1955), Statues Also Die (1953), Toute La Memoire Du Monde (1956) and Le Chant Du Styrene (1959).

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