On demande une brute (Brute Wanted) (1934) directed by Charles Barrios - 23 minutes #JacquesTati second short (the first has been lost) in which he plays a struggling hen-pecked actor who gets his big break as a wrestler. Available in French with English subtitles on the #CriterionCollection The Complete Jacques Tati boxset and #Studiocanal The Jacques Tati Collection. Jacques Tati #1
Gai dimanche! (Fun Sunday!) (1935) directed by Jacques Berr - 22 minutes #JacquesTati third short finds him as half of a duo who are looking to make a quick franc from some Sunday sightseers. Available in French with English subtitles on the #CriterionCollection The Complete Jacques Tati boxset and #Studiocanal The Jacques Tati Collection. Jacques Tati #2
Gauguin (1950) directed by #AlainResnais A 14 minute short on #PaulGaugain built with camerawork focused on the artists paintings. The film is pretty much divided between his time in Europe and his time in the South Seas (Tahiti). #Gaugin is available in French without English subtitles on YouTube.
Toute la mémoire du monde - All the memory in the World (1956) directed by #AlainResnais and highlighting the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Available with subtitles on YouTube or the #criterioncollection website.
Van Gogh (1948) directed by #AlainResnais A 20 minute short on #VincentVanGogh similar in style to the short on #Gauguin he would produce two years later. The film won the #AcademyAward for best short subject (two reel) at the 1950 #Oscars #VanGogh is available in French without English subtitles on YouTube.
Guernica (1950) directed by #AlainResnais and Robert Hessens. The subject of this short is the joint Nazi/Italian bombing of the Basque town of #Guernica in 1937. The film is highlighted with various paintings, drawings and sculptures by #pablopicasso Mainly his painting by the same name. Available with subtitles on YouTube.
#AlainResnais also won the Prix Jean Vigo award again two years later in 1956, for Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog), one of the most important Holocaust documentaries ever made. Take 30 minutes and watch this #CriterionCollection title.
Le chant du Styrène (1958) directed by #AlainResnais Plastic is the star of this 13 minute short. Shot on Eastman Color stock and in Anamorphic Widescreen, Resnais works magic with the constraints he is given and fills the screen with the wonders of plastic. The rhyming text that accompanies the film is fantastic and was written by #RaymondQueneau. Available without subtitles on YouTube and in a fantastic version with English subtitles on the #Lastyearatmarienb