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Guernica

A Short film by Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens

Production year : 1950

    Synopsis

    On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo Picasso was shocked and he translated his emotion into a magnificent but terrifying picture bearing the name of the martyred city. This film does not only comment on the painting, it also gives it a new life through frantic camera and sound effects.

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    Full credits (6)

    Producer :

    Pierre Braunberger

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Music Composer :

    Guy Bernard

    Director of Photography :

    Henri Ferrand

    Narration Writer :

    Paul Éluard

    Narrators :

    Jacques Pruvost, Maria Casarès

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Themes :

    Painting, War

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1950

    Runtime :

    13 min

    Visa number :

    9199

    Visa issue date :

    05/06/1951

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Directors (2)

    Festival Selections

    Curtacinema - 2012

    Curtacinema (Brazil, 2012)

    Selection

    Program dedicated to Alain Resnais