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Paul Jensen

L'ATALANTE (1934) 5 stars

A love story as old as time. Stunningly beautiful and ageless. Simple yet full of depth. What's most remarkable is how a French film from the 30's manages to still move us with the concerns and fears of relationships. Its honesty and humor linger long after the film ends. Widely and often regarded as one of the top ten greatest films ever made, it's a simple love story that resonates thanks to its odd assortment of characters. Vigo sadly died right after making it. Tragically, he was in his twenties - it was only his second feature. (Similar to Canada's very own Jean-Claude Lauzon).

 

Genre: Drama
Director: Jean Vigo