UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE

Grand Prix Eurovision — Festival de Film de Cannes 1959”

"UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE comes across as a document, as a clinical statement on reality. And I insist on the word "clinical". Marcel Hanoun presents a film where the suspense does not come from the social aspect of the heroine's mIsadventures, but rather from their pathological aspect. Marcel Hanoun's originality is to have been able to not only describe a dramatic situation, but also to elaborate a woman's character. That's why I like this film."

- Jean-Luc Godard

“Hanoun constructs the most elaborate, most rig- orously controlled formal structure of any feature film thus far made. In my opinion, Hanoun has cre- ated one of the few genuine masterpieces in the entire history of cinema. “

- Noël Burch

MARIE POUR MÉMOIRE

“I have not a drop of doubt that Marcel Hanoun is the most important and the most interesting French filmmaker since Bresson. “

- Jonas Mekas

LES ENFANTS DÉSACORDÉS

UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE creates a new kind of filmic reality, a fugue-like narrative form which infuses a simple story with unnatural beauty and power. There is little chance of a masterpiece like UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE receiving the kind of attention it deserves. ”

- Jonathan Rosenbaum

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UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE
(FRANCE, 1959)

Director: Marcel Hanoun
Screenplay: Marcel Hanoun
Cast: Micheline Bezançon, Raymond Jourdan, Gilette Barbier, Madeleine Marion, Maria Meriko, Max Delon, Elizabeth Huart.

  • 64 minutes
  • 16mm
  • B&W
  • Sound (Mono)



Total Running Time: 01:04:00

Language: French with English Subtitles

Booklet Text: Noël Burch, Raphaël Bassan, Jean-Luc Godard (32 pages, in French and in English)

Published ByRe:Voir Video

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