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TITLE: Les Heures Chaudes de Montparnasse
Director: Jean-Marie Drot

Genre: Art Documentary Series

Format: remastered in HD

Composer: 

Contributors: ean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Poulenc, Man Ray and many others

Company: INA

Runtime: 13 x 52' minutes.

ID: 404.

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SYNOPSIS

 

Between 1900 and the Second World War the Montparnasse quarter in Paris attracted a unique and widely influential community of creative talent – artists, writers, composers and actors. In the early 1960s filmmaker Jean-Marie Drot recorded more than 170 interviews with people who had contributed to – or witnessed – the heyday of Montparnasse. We meet Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Poulenc, Man Ray and many others who made Paris the artistic centre of the world at that time. The historic footage has been restored by INA and transferred from film to HD, locations and artwork have been re-shot in colour to create a unique series of 13 documentaries which covers the most important developments in the arts when Montparnasse was the place where it all happened. Here are three of the films presented in some more detail: