Alain Resnais (director)
Jean Servais (starring)
Paul Gauguin (subject)

Paris: Institut des hautes études cinématographiques, 1951. Vintage program for a 1951 showing of Alain Resnais' 1950 short documentary film at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC). Text in French.

IDHEC was founded in Paris during World War II in order to offer training for virtually every aspect of film production. It counted a veritable who's who of prominent filmmakers among its graduates, including Louis Malle, Claire Denis, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Volker Schlöndorff, Andrzej u awski, and Costa-Gavras, among many others. Resnais attended IDHEC for one year, from 1943-1944, training as a film editor, before leaving in 1945 for military service.

"Gauguin" was part of an early series of documentary short films about artists created by Resnais between 1946 and 1953, preceded by "Van Gogh" (1949, winner of an Academy Award) and followed by "Guernica" (1950, in collaboration with Robert Hessens).

8.25 x 10.75 inches. Bifold. Very Good plus, lightly faded on the edges, with brief wear at the bottom right corner.

[Book #158773]