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Nuit et brouillard [Night and Fog] (Original French moyenne poster for the 1955 short film)
Paris: Argos Films, 1956. Original French moyenne poster (affiche) for the 1955 film, printed for use as part of a program with other films during its initial release. Winner of the 1956 Prix Jean Vigo and Grand prix du cinéma française. Rare, with no copies found in OCLC or Ciné-ressources. Set to premiere as part of the 1956 Cannes Film Festival, Alain Resnais' starkly unsentimental masterpiece of documentary filmmaking caused waves immediately. After robust journalistic criticism and threats of mass protest, and following a nearly successful attempt by the German embassy to bar the film from screening, festival organizers decided to screen the film out of competition, where it received high critical praise before going on to receive two of France's most prestigious cinematic prizes. Alain Resnais relied on original footage shot by Ghislain Cloquet and Sacha Vierny, with whom Resnais would continue to work throughout his career, as well as archival news and documentary reels and the unflinching commentary of author, poet, and sometimes filmmaker Jean Cayrol, who was imprisoned in the Gusen Concentration Camp in 1943, for a uniquely devastating look at the human toll of war. Shot on location in Auschwitz and Majdanek. 23.5 x 31.5 inches (60 x 80 cm), printed in red, blue, and dark blue, folded as issued. Very Good plus with bottom right corner repaired with scotch tape on verso, very minor fold separation at center, and holograph notations to verso. A very presentable overall appearance for an unrestored and rare ephemeral piece for one of the most important documentaries ever made. Criterion Collection 197.
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