Title: Their First Films Year: 2004 (DVD release) Directed by: Maurice Pialat; Alain Resnais; Jean-Luc Goddard; Jacques Rivette; François Truffaut; Patrice Laconte; Jacques Daniol-Valcroze; Jean-Pierre Melville Genre: Collection of short films Runtime: 1h 50m Country: France Language: French [b]Subtitles: English .srt, English, Korean (.idx, .sub in .rar)[/color]
This collection contains eight early short films by leading directors in the French Nouvelle Vague.
Jonathan Rosenbaum comments, â€œMany masterpieces of short film have been almost inaccessible for decades, even in their countries of origin. Into this category fall Jean-Pierre Melville's 24 Hours in the Life of a Clown, Maurice Pialat's Love Exists, Alain Resnais' The Song of Styrene (shot in color and â€˜Scope and easily the most beautiful â€œindustrialâ€ ever made), Jean-Luc Godard's Charlotte and Her Jules, and Jacques Rivette's Fool's Mate. But a DVD made from beautiful new prints of these five films and three others has just been issued in Korea under a misleading title, Their First Films [because the films are not necessarily THE first, but rather among the first extant films by each director].â€
The films include:
L'Amour Existe Maurice Pialat 1946, 19 mins, B&W, documentary
Le Chant du Styrène Alain Resnais 1957, 14 mins, color, documentary
Charlotte et Son Jules Jean-Luc Goddard 1958, 13 mins, B&W, comedy
Le Coup du Berger Jacques Rivette 1957, 27 mins, B&W, comedy