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Mona Lisa: The Story of an Obsession

A Short film by Henri Gruel

Produced by Argos Films, Como Films, Son et Lumière

Production year : 1958

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Actors (5)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producers :

Argos Films, Como Films, Son et Lumière

Film exports/foreign sales :

Tamasa Distribution

Synopsis

This is the story of an obsession. Mona Lisa keeps smiling quizzically while our poor hero is pursued by her representation in all its forms, in all places. She smiles at him in a museum, at a bookseller along the banks of the Seine, in the streets, at a café. Enough to drive him up the wall!

Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Anatole Dauman

Producer :

Pierre Long

Screenwriter :

Jean Suyeux

Sound Recordist :

René Louge

Editor :

Henri Colpi

Narration Writer :

Boris Vian

Singer :

Cora Vaucaire

Music Director :

Georges Delerue

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Henri Gruel

Line Producer :

Philippe Lifschitz

Director of Photography :

Maurice Barry

Camera Operator :

Antonio Harispe

Assistant editor :

Jasmine Chasney

Music Composer :

Paul Braffort

Narrator :

Pascal Mazzotti

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1958

Runtime :

14 min

Visa number :

19605

Visa issue date :

31/12/1957

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono

Director

Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1958

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1958)

Selection

Official Competition - Short Films

Awards