With the support of 14-18: A Cannon Shot of French Cinema

Catégorie(s) Big Doc

Format 52' – Documentaire - Histoire

Année 2018

Among the upheavals that the First World War has brought, are the disastrous consequences on French film production, until then the first in the world. Accompanied by excerpts of correspondence exchanged between the pioneers of the cinema, this documentary draws up the panorama of the flourishing French production before 1914, examines the immediate consequences of the conflict on the development of the nascent cinema, and reveals how the American film industry took advantage of this period to develop dramatically and take, well, a war ahead.

Written and directed by Véronique Garcia
Initial broadcasts on Histoire | TLM
© 2018 – Big Company Prod / Histoire / Ville de Lyon
Avec le soutien de la PROCIREP-ANGOA et de la Mission Centenaire 14-18