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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

    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!

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producers :

    Argos Films, Como Films, Son et Lumière

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    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