Renowned French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) made six documentary films throughout his working life, five of which are presented in this program. Interested in the power of film early in his career, Cartier-Bresson studied documentary filmmaking in New York, later apprenticing to the acclaimed French director Jean Renoir. Cartier-Bresson's films explore similar themes to his photography, including an interest in political struggles as well as his fascination with people and culture.
This program screens in conjunction with 'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World' from 27 August – 27 November 2011 at the Queensland Art Gallery.
List of Works
Victoire de la Vie (Victory of Life) 1938 | Directors: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Herbert Kline
L'Espagne vivra (Spain Will Live) 1938 | Director: Henri Cartier-Bresson
La Retour (The Return) 1945 | Director: Henri Cartier-Bresson
California Impressions 1970 | Director: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Southern Exposures 1971 | Director: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 2003 | Director: Heinz Bütler