Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège

Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège
Jean Vigo, 1933, 44’

“In considering Vigo’s poetry, John M. Smith, in his monograph, draws on an essay in which Gilberto Pérez Guillermo attempts to define, or at least restrict, the use of ‘poetry’ when speaking of film. Following Pérez Guillermo, Smith concludes that ‘the more bound a filmmaker is by the material world, by the special way things look and sound and feel, the more likely he is to be a poet’. Plot must not dictate meaning if one is to have film poetry. Vigo builds the degree of imaginative vision, which is always an interpretation of reality and never a denial of it.”

Bruce Hodsdon1

UPDATED ON 12.10.2017