A Timely Blogathon: Night and Fog (1955)


Check out Anna’s final post for out A Timely Blogathon. This time she reviewed Night and Fog (1955)

FILM GRIMOIRE

night-and-fogAlain Resnais’ confronting short documentary Night and Fog (1955), known in its native French as Nuit et Brouillard, focuses on the atrocities of war – more specifically, the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Resnais directs his keen eye on the Auschwitz camp in particular, showing us the different buildings and areas of the camp, as it was documented as an active camp and then ten years later when this was filmed. Resnais tells us the history of the concentration camps, and the hell that was experienced by the people who were murdered within them.

Alain Resnais is well known for his more abstract, surreal or dream-like films, such as Last Year At Marienbad (1961) and Je T’aime, Je T’aime (1968). But Night and Fog is realism at its purest – and its most brutal. As aforementioned, this short documentary is very confronting. Not only does it show…

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