Occitanie, terre d'Aude
This 1937 documentary shows the towns, countryside and shores of the Aude department. The cinematographer was young René Clément, aged 24 at the time. He was yet to direct his great films such as La bataille du rail (The Battle of the Rails), Jeux interdits (Forbidden Games), Plein soleil (Purple Noon) or Paris brûle-t-il ? (Is Paris burning?) but his artistic talent was already apparent. This road movie, ahead of its time, provides us with images and atmospheres of a forgotten world. It is incredible to watch the aerial views of the City of Carcassonne, the life of fishermen on the Bages lagoon, children flooding the streets of Narbonne, or the medieval silhouettes of villages in the Corbières region.
Contrechamps (5th edition): Screenings in the courtyard of Château Comtal and the San Michele Villa, with directors Yves Jeuland, Patrick Jeudy, Virginie Linhart, Ilana Navaro and Ruth Zylberman. Programme: Yves Jeuland. Thanks to the director/photographer: Philippe Escudié. With kind permission from: Loïc Bouchet, Les Bons Clients, Carlos Pinsky, Morgane, Juliette Cazanave, Kepler22 productions & Novak prod, Céline Nusse and Paul Rozenberg, Zadig productions, Karina Si Ahmed, Hauteville productions, Les films d’ici, Rachel Kahn, Et la suite..!, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, Béatrice de Pastre, CNC, Les Amis du Cinoch’
Duration: 32 minutes
with Les Amis du Cinoch’