Toute la mémoire du monde (All the World's Memories) 1957 All ages

3.00PM Sun 7 Jan 2018 (21mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Screens with Sans Soleil 1983.

'A lyrical documentary about the Bibliothèque Nationale made for the French Foreign Ministry, All the World's Memories reveals the behind-the-scenes activities of the library, following a book from its arrival in the vast institution to its placement on the shelf – a "prisoner" until it is checked out. Resnais investigates the idea of libraries as collective memory aids, a hedge against universal forgetting, with the books and librarians acting as agents in the "slow battle against death."' Harvard Film Archive

CREDITS

35MM TRANSFERRED TO DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 21 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: ALAIN RESNAIS / SCRIPT: RÉMO FORLANI / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GHISLAIN CLOQUET / EDITORS: CLAUDINE MERLIN, ALAIN RESNAIS, ANNE SARRAUTE / MUSIC: MAURICE JARRE /  PRODUCTION CO: FILMS DE LA PLEIADE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LES FILMS DU JEUDI