L'atalante and the films of Jean Vigo
Jean Vigo (1934)
A black and white film about a newly-married couple Jean and Juliette. Jean is working on a barge and takes Juliette to live with him on the Seine, in the company of the eccentric crew and lots of cats.
The cramped conditions and lack of privacy puts a strain on their marriage and the relationship starts to unravel. A bored Juliette heads off to find exitement in Paris. Jean, overcome with losing his wife, leaves it up to the strange old second mate to find her.
Original French version with optional English subtitles.
FR FILM 108:1-2(DVD) On request