Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Date
  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    Österreichisches Filmmuseum
  • 80_Henri Cartier-Bresson_Victoire de la vie_1937_C_Collection Ciné-Archives, film archive of the French communist party and the labour movement Henri Cartier-Bresson, Victoire de la vie, 1937 © Collection Ciné-Archives, film archive of the French communist party and the labour movement
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) ranks among the most outstanding figures in the history of photographic art: a position owed to his incomparable talent for combining spontaneity and compositional perfection, but also to the astonishing diversity of cultures and peoples he documented and the important historical events his photography bears witness to. Less well-known is his cinematic work: in the mid-1930s he studied film in New York before working as an assistant of Jean Renoir. In his own films he devoted himself to documenting the Spanish Civil War: Return to Life (1937) and Spain Will Live (1938). After he managed to escape from German captivity in World War II, he dealt with the topic of soldiers returning from war in his last feature film, The Return (1945). The Austrian Film Museum is proud to present the cinematic work of this exceptional artist for the first time in Vienna.

Victoire de la vie (Return to Life)
Henri Cartier-Bresson & Herbert Kline, 1937, 47 min, 35mm, French w/ English subtitles
Restored print courtesy of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Rights: Ciné-Archives

L’Espagne Vivra (Spain Will Live)
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1938, 44 min, 35mm, French w/English subtitles
Restored print courtesy of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Rights: Ciné-Archives

Le retour (The Return)
Henri Cartier-Bresson & Richard Banks, 1945, 33 min, 35mm, French w/English subtitles
Archival print courtesy of the Cinémathèque Française
Rights: Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

Screening: 05.05.2019, 9 p.m.

Participating artist: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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