A Grin Without A Cat


4h 1977

Brief Synopsis

In the early 1960s, at the start of the French New Wave, Richard Roud called Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Agnes Varda "the Left Bank group," noting their rejection of bourgeois values, their commitment to the literary and plastic arts, their risk-taking approach to filmmaking, their love of cats,

Film Details

Also Known As
Base of the Air Is Red, The, Cat Without a Grin, Fond de l'air est rouge, Le
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
4h

Synopsis

In the early 1960s, at the start of the French New Wave, Richard Roud called Chris Marker, Alain Resnais and Agnes Varda "the Left Bank group," noting their rejection of bourgeois values, their commitment to the literary and plastic arts, their risk-taking approach to filmmaking, their love of cats, and their left-wing politics. This chronicle is a 3-hour overview of the success and failure of the left during the 1960s and 70s as documented from interwoven footage from the Vietnam War, May '68 in Paris, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, the Shah of Iran, Regis Debray, Salvador Allende, et alia.

Film Details

Also Known As
Base of the Air Is Red, The, Cat Without a Grin, Fond de l'air est rouge, Le
Release Date
1977

Technical Specs

Duration
4h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Re-released in United States May 1, 2002

A redone version of the film was released on British TV.

Re-released in United States May 1, 2002 (Film Forum; New York City)