Jean Grémillon

A lot could be said about Grémillon's films in both political (especially in the severity of the Vichy government) and apolitical (especially in his distinctive visual style, framing with an excessive use of lines in the form of railings and grilles) senses, but nothing beats Serge Daney's thoughts on the significance of Grémillon's films in the context of French cinema from the first paragraph of his text, Le Passeur:

"Before Grémillon, it had been possible to make great films without necessarily being an ‘auteur’. After him, in France, it had become impossible. Before him: a prodigious actors’ cinema. After him: the naked, ungrateful, even unpopular necessity to sign one’s films, not only with a ‘style’ or ‘know-how’ but with one’s…

  • Little Lise

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  • Stormy Waters

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  • The Love of a Woman

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  • Daïnah la Métisse

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  • Lady Killer

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  • Lumière d'Été

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  • Pattes Blanches

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  • The Lighthouse Keepers

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  • The Woman Who Dared

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  • Strange M. Victor

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  • Misdeal

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  • The Sixth of June at Dawn

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  • The Strange Madame X

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  • La dolorosa

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  • For One Cent's Worth of Love

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