Guernica

A Short film by Alain Resnais, Robert Hessens

Production year : 1950

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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

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