Two Films by Oscar-Winner
|This week OVID releases two films by Oscar-winner Pierre Schoendoerffer. The 317th Platoon, hailed by The Guardian as “the greatest war movie ever made” and “Le Crabe-Tambour” a sequel of sorts exploring ideas of honor, duty, and colonialism and its aftermath.|
|The Goumbé of the Young Revelers|
A film by Jean Rouch
As West African cities faced explosive growth in the ’60s, young people found themselves displaced in urban centers. Enter the goumbés—youth associations combining networking, mutual aid, and a healthy dose of fun.
In this short film by Jean Rouch, we meet the Goumbé of Young Revelers, an Ivory Coast group whose bylaws include requirements for monthly parades, writing songs and coming up with new dance moves.
|Directing Actors by Jean Renoir|
A film by Gisèle Braunberger
In this short film, we see the acting process in action from first read all the way through to a powerful studio take.
It’s a mini master-class in developing authentic character from Jean Renoir!
|Tribute to Alfred Lepetit|
A film by Jean Rousselot
Set to a lively Jesse Cook score, A TRIBUTE TO ALFRED LEPETIT is a light 8-min mockumentary featuring an all-star cast including Charlotte Rampling & Jean-Claude Brialy paying tribute to a legendary French production assistant.
|In Their Own Words: |
OVID has gathered their favorite talks with directors with work on OVID including John Akomfrah, Madeline Anderson, Anand Patwardhan, Eugenio Polgovsky, and Peter Watkins. Have a watch!