Une histoire du cinéma français VI - Short films & Animated filmsby limguela | created - 04 Sep 2015 | updated - 21 May 2017 | Public
An exhaustive history of French cinema coordinated by Claude Beylie.
6th part Two chapters, some shorts and animated films.
The 6 chapters: Une histoire du cinéma français I - The pioneers years 1880-1918 Une histoire du cinéma français II - Les "années folles" and the magnificent years 19-39 Une histoire du cinéma français III - The noir years and grey years 40-59 Une histoire du cinéma français IV - The breakdown years 60-79 Une histoire du cinéma français V - Today years 80-2000 Une histoire du cinéma français VI - Short films & Animated films
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5. Sea Urchins (1958)
11 min | Short
A complex creature. Regular underwater photography, magnified close-ups, and film through a microscope present sea urchins. We see their mouth and five teeth close and open. After injecting... See full summary »
6. The Love Life of an Octopus (1967)
13 min | Documentary, Short
An octopus slithers into a narrow crack near the shore; we see its eye up close; blowing water propels it through water. It feeds on a crab. In spring it's time to mate. A male grabs a ... See full summary »
7. Bluebeard (1936)
13 min | Animation, Short
Perrault's fairy tale presented in claymation with choral voices. Bluebeard goes courting, all six of his wives having died. He arrives at the house of a widow with two daughters. He's ... See full summary »
9. Emak-Bakia (1927)
18 min | Short
A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »
10. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)
Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.
12. Autour de l'argent (1929)
40 min | Documentary, Short
A documentary about the making of L'argent, the epic silent film directed by Marcel L'Herbier. The film shows the details of many of the more complicated moving camera shots.
13. The School for Postmen (1947)
16 min | Short, Comedy
School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail.
14. Guernica (1951)
13 min | Documentary, Short
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... See full summary »
18. La première nuit (1958)
23 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
A residential area schoolboy discovers the odd universe of the Parisian metro. At a time, he glimpses the beautiful face of a blond-haired little girl. Later on, he falls asleep and dreams his first love dream...
20. Hôtel des Invalides (1952)
22 min | Documentary, Short
A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel. From François I's armor to Guynemer's airplane, to Napoleon's and Marshall Foch's ... See full summary »
21. Operation Concrete (1958)
20 min | Documentary, Short
Ina time before the New Wave,when aspiring French cineastes could only hope to make shorts, due to restrictions on career advancement, Godard ,working in Switzerland, funded, wrote, and directed a look at the construction of a dam there.
23. A Story of Water (1961)
12 min | Romance, Short
A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »
25. Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)
12 min | Comedy, Short, Romance
Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After ... See full summary »
26. Le sabotier du Val de Loire (1956)
Not Rated | 26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
This is October 1955. The place is a village in Loire-Atlantique, La Chapelle-Basse-Mer, where an old clog-maker works and lives with his wife and their adopted son. The clog-maker's ... See full summary »
30. Happy Anniversary (1962)
15 min | Short, Action, Comedy
A woman is preparing a romantic dinner for two for her and her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Her husband is out running a series of errands, most of his stops to pick up ... See full summary »
37. Le tempestaire (1947)
22 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors. In spite of the bad omen, the young maid's boyfriend decides to sail away. ... See full summary »
Director: Jean Epstein
41. 7p., cuis., s. de b., ... à saisir (1984)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short
A real estate agent tries to sell a 7-room house with kitchen and bathroom to a young couple even though he had previously sold it to its former owners.
43. Order (1973)
44 min | Documentary, Short
Pollet provides an insight into life on the leper colony of Spinalonga, an island off Crete, through the eyes of Raimondakis, who tells the story of his life to the camera after having been... See full summary »
44. Un steack trop cuit (1960)
19 min | Short
Though a piece of meat figures in this film the real subject is, before you judge something not just a steak, think twice, as for instance the way two people in a situation present themselves to each other.
47. Barres (1984)
14 min | Short, Comedy