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FILM When Jean Renoir met Henri Cartier-Bresson






In a recent Telegraph article, Expert Witness: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Christopher Turner mentions a few connections between Cartier-Bresson [wiki: Cartier-Bresson] and Jean Renoir:

….Cartier-Bresson joined Jean Renoir to work on a propaganda film that Louis Aragon had commissioned for the communist party. The film, La vie est à nous (‘Life is Ours’), attacked the 200 leading families who controlled France, of which Cartier-Bresson’s was undoubtedly one. A subsequent Renoir film, La Regle du Jeu (‘The Rules of the Game’), in which Cartier-Bresson played an English butler, was shot at his father’s enormous chateau, Mont Evray.


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April 28, 2010 - Posted by | Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean Renoir | ,

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