Alain Resnais

Free Spirit

  • Direction

    Pierre-Henri Gibert
  • Coproduction

    Arte France


A brilliantly inventive proponent of formalism, and the father of modernity in European filmmaking, Alain Resnais had a considerable influence that can still be measured today, even in Hollywood. Having first come to public attention for his politically committed documentaries, he consolidated his reputation through imaginative, fantastical films that flew in the face of the world’s suffering and harshness. His path is shown to be a long quest for both personal and artistic happiness.