LA VIE EST A NOUS (Jean Renoir, Jacques Becker et al., 1936)

Commissioned by the Popular Front in anticipation of French elections, made by a collective of Leftist French filmmakers headed by Jean Renoir, Life Is Ours—actually, the title is variously translated, for instance, The Life Is with Us, Life Is for Us—combines newsreels, lectures, staged vignettes, and songs. (We hear at the conclusion the “Internationale.”) Its […]