January’s rendez-vous with Rediscovered Cinema at the Cinema proposes a complete retrospective on Jean Vigo.

Cinema Massimo – From 15 to 23 January 2018 – Screen Three

The Rediscovered Cinema at the Cinema showcase, the Bologna Film Archive Foundation project which is bringing back great classics and cult movies from the history of film to the big screen, in a restored version, is continuing in January with a complete retrospective on Jean Vigo.


The work of Jan Vigo (1905-1934), consisting of just four titles due to his death at twenty-nine, is emblematic of the French poetic realism current at that time, of which Abel Gance, Jean Epstein, and later Jean Renoir and Marcel Carné, were important exponents.


The latest edition of Rediscovered Cinema at the Cinema Festival presented the whole restored work by this French director, curated by the Gaumont production company with the collaboration of the Cinémathèque Française, the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée) and the Immagine Ritrovata laboratories of the Bologna Film Archive.

The task was made possible thanks to new technologies and research on the documents held in the archive of the filmmaker’s daughter, Luce Vigo (1931-2017), who recently passed away and to whose memory this edition of the festival was dedicated to.

Admission 7.50/5.00 euro.


Screenings calendar


Mon 15, at 4.00 p.m., Tue 16, at 8.30 p.m., Mon 22, at 6.00 p.m. - Admission 7.50/5.00 euro



(France 1934, 89', DCP, b/w, o.v. it. s/t)

Jean, the young captain of the Atalante vessel, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), a country girl, and brings her to live with him. But after a while Juliette begins to get bored and, influenced by the tales of the old sailor Jules (Michel Simon), she decides to escape. Disappointed by the city, the girl returns to the boat and discovers that her jealous husband has abandoned her...


Mon 15, at 6.00 p.m., Mon 22, at 4.00 p.m., Tue 23, at 8.30 p.m. - Admission 7.50/5.00 euro


À propos de Nice/Taris, roi de l’eau(Jean Taris, Swimming Champion )/Zéro de conduit (Zero for Conduct)

(France 1930-33, 25’-10’41’, DCP, b/w, o.v. it. s/t)

The first three films by Jean Vigo: an avant-garde documentary on Nice, a short film about the great swimmer Jean Taris and a famous medium-length film that tells the story of a group of kids who rebel against the rigid rules of the college they live in.