Sunday Shorts: ‘Les statues meurent aussi’, co-directed by Alain Resnais

Statues also Die

Today’s film is the 1953 short Les statues meurent aussi, also known as Statues also Die. The film is a documentary, written by Chris Marker, who also co-directed the short with Alain Resnais. Resnais is a legend on the world cinema stage, with a directing career that spanned over 70 years, and a filmography that includes classics such as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad. He died yesterday in Paris at 91 years old, and his last film will be the 2014 feature Life of Riley.

Note: This film has english subtitles which can be activated by clicking on the “cc” button at the bottom right of the video.

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By Deepayan Sengupta

There was once a time when I thought Scarface was the best movie ever made, and Home Improvement was appointment television for me. While I still have a soft spot for both, those days of naivete are long behind me, as I’ve subsequently managed to broaden my horizons. Ambition is the most important part of a movie for me; if it tries to do something unique, tell a well-worn story in a different way, or take on large themes in a honest manner, I can forgive many flaws. If there’s one movie fact I’ve learnt after all these years, it’s that Employee of The Month is to Office Space what fast food is to fresh fruit.

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