Edinburgh announces Grémillon retrospective

Edinburgh International Film Festival today announced it will feature a Jean Grémillon retrospective this year. It has also announced the return of the popular Audience Award, which was last awarded in 2010.

French director Grémillon - known for some of the most highly regarded French films of the German Occupation - began filmmaking in the 1920s. The festival said: "Grémillon made the transition from silent to sound cinema, and his early sound films are notable for their innovative and imaginative use of music and sound effects. His late documentary shorts reflect his continuing experimentation with the medium of film and his strong links to the avant-garde and the other arts."

The Retrospective will include Remorques (Stormy Waters; 1940), Lumière d'été (Summer Light; 1942), and Le Ciel Est à Vous (The Sky Is Yours; 1944), together with key examples of his imaginative silent work such as Maldone (1928) and Gardiens De Phare (The...
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