Blood of the Beasts

Le sang des bêtes

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  • Georges Franju
  • France
  • 1949, 22 min
Script: Georges Franju, Jean Painlevé
Photography: Marcel Fradetal
Editing: André Joseph
Sound: Raymond Verchère
Music: Joseph Kosma
Producer, Co-producer: Paul Legros
Color: Black and white
Language: French
Synopsis

Although the harsh images from the La Villette and Vaurigard slaughterhouses in Paris ruthlessly depict and emphasise the death of innocent animals, they are also a harbinger of documentary realism. Like Franju’s other works, Blood of the Beasts establishes a unique relationship between the filmmaker, the viewer, and the performer.

Biography

Georges Franju, classified as a surrealist, is one of the best post-war documentarists. Like Jean Rouch, Franju was interested in ethnography and determinedly sought poetic elements within the social environment. Starting in the mid-1950’s, Franju focused primarily on acted film.

Les Documents Cinématographiques / 38, avenue des Ternes / 75017 / Paris / France / info@lesdocs.com / www.lesdocs.com /
 
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Surrealism
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Simultaneous interpreting: cz
Screening:
28.10.2015 16:30
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