Michael Wood, 17 December 1992
Show More The Art of Cinema by Jean Cocteau, André Bernard and Claude Gauteur, translated by Robin Buss.
Marion Boyars, 224 pp., £19.95, May 1992, 0 7145 2947 8Show More
Jean Renoir: A Life in Pictures by Célia Bertin, translated by Mireille Muellner and Leonard Muellner.
Johns Hopkins, 403 pp., £20.50, August 1991, 0 8018 4184 4Show More
Jean Renoir: Projections of Paradise by Ronald Bergan.
Bloomsbury, 378 pp., £25, October 1992, 0 7475 0837 2Show More
Malle on Malle edited by Philip French.
Faber, 236 pp., £14.99, January 1993, 0 571 16237 1Show More
Republic of Images: A History of French Film-Making by Alan Williams.
Harvard, 458 pp., £39.95, April 1992, 0 674 76267 3Show More
“... The pale child gives a faint wave of his hand. He is saying goodbye to his Jewish friend, about to be taken from school to die in Auschwitz, but there is also a whole history of helplessness in the gesture: not only the boy’s but that of his class and time and culture and place. The gesture occurs at the end of Louis Malle’s Au revoir les enfants, 1987 – the year of the story is 1944 – but it has echoes and relatives everywhere in French films since the war, and in French fiction of the same period ...”