STATUES ALSO DIE (Alain Resnais, Chris Marker, 1953)

Alas, I have seen Alain Resnais and Chris Marker’s Les statues meurent aussi only in the infamously truncated version that the French government permitted for forty years. Even so, it’s a thing of passionate politics and dark, dazzling visual beauty.      The film opens in primordial darkness; a disembodied voice speaks: “When men have died they […]