- Vigo, Jean
died Oct. 5, 1934, ParisFrench film director.The son of a militant anarchist who died in prison under suspect circumstances, he spent an unhappy childhood in boarding schools. His first film was the satiric social documentary À propos de Nice (1930). He explored the subject of freedom versus authority in his celebrated Zero for Conduct (1933), which was branded "anti-French" by the censors and withdrawn from theatres. His last film, L'Atalante (1934), tells the story of an unhappy marriage and is also regarded as a masterpiece. Vigo's films blend lyricism with realism and Surrealism and distinguished him as an original talent.
* * *▪ French film directorborn April 26, 1905, Paris, Francedied Oct. 5, 1934, ParisFrench film director whose blending of lyricism with realism and Surrealism, the whole underlined with a cynical, anarchic approach to life, distinguished him as an original talent. Although he completed only three feature films and one short, Taris (1931), before his early death, his films produced great public reaction. A Jean Vigo Prize is awarded each year in France in memory of the filmmaker whose work is characterized by “independence of spirit and quality of directing.”Vigo's father, Miguel Almereyda, a militant French anarchist, died in a prison cell in 1917. Vigo spent an unhappy and sickly childhood being shuffled about between relatives and boarding schools. He suffered from tuberculosis and finally settled in the warm climate of Nice, where he directed his first film, À propos de Nice, a satiric social documentary, in 1930. Vigo moved to Paris shortly thereafter and directed Zéro de conduite (1933; Zero for Conduct), which was branded as “anti-French” by the censors, removed from the theatres after only a few months, and was not shown again in France until 1945. The moving story, set in a boy's boarding school, explores the question of freedom versus authority and probably contains elements of Vigo's own unhappy childhood. L'Atalante (1934), a masterpiece, directed a slashing attack on the essence of the French bourgeoisie and had to be drastically edited by its producers who feared criticism from the public. Vigo's death of leukemia at the age of 29 took from the French cinema one of its most promising talents.
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