Made for the French office for tourism and dedicated to André Bazin, this short documentary tackles an oft-photographed subject—the beaches and buildings of the Riviera—delving into both nostalgic yearning and the carnivalesque grotesque beneath the bluest of skies.
Typical of Varda’s witty way with words and keen eye for remarkable images, this is nothing short of a delight from the beloved director. Funded by the French Tourism Office, this cheeky short is both a fascinating document of ’50s leisure time and a whimsical ride along the Mediterranean coast.
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Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
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Chris Marker, 1962, France
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Éric Rohmer, 1963, France
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