Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Night and Fog/The Battle of Algiers/Kapò

From top: Night and Fog (Resnais 1955), The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo 1966), Kapò (Pontecorvo 1960)
Although ostensibly about the Algerian War, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) simultaneously makes reference to earlier films about the Holocaust, including Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (1955) and his own work Kapò (1960), both of which display similar representational and formal patterns . . .

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