I thought to encourage some creative juices, and put a little focus into my viewing I am undertaking a little cinematic project to discover Jean Renoir’s films. I’ve already seen The Lower Depths, La Grande Illusion and Diary of a Coutry Maid but the others are blank for me. He’s a director who works during my favourite era of cinema, and I’ve liked what I’ve seen by him so far. I still think he’s underappreciated by the majority of the film watching community, and it would be interesting to (very doubtfully) create some buzz. This blog isn’t exclusively dedicated to this project, but will feature all my entries.
Since some of his films are difficult to find, I won’t be working in chronological order, and furthermore may be forced to omit one or two choices because I can’t find copies. I will be starting by watching Partie de Campagne, and should have a proper introduction up as well as a review within a day or two.