Night and Fog

Directed by Alain Resnais

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. Juxtaposing the stillness of the abandoned camps’ empty buildings with haunting wartime footage, Resnais investigates humanity’s capacity for violence, and presents the devastating suggestion that such horrors could occur again.

Night and fog (Nuit et brouillard), France, 1955

Directed by Alain Resnais
Produced by Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon and Philippe Lifchitz
Historical consultants : Henri Michel and Olga Wormser
Musicby Hanns Eisler

> Released July 19 by the Criterion Collection. More information here

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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