Jean Vigo, “L’Atalante, Bassin de la Vilette & Canal de St Denis.

Jean Vigo 1905 -1934

Homage to Jean Vigo, poetic film director of two short films A propos de Nice (1930) and the banned Zero de Conduite (1932) and his final film, the feature film L’Atalante, mutilated on its 1934 release, the year he died from tuberculosis.

Poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert near the Bassin de la Villette, 1955. He was an ‘Extra” in Vigo’s Zero de Conduite. photo Robert Doisneau.

Near the Bassin de la Villette, 2008. photo Pete Grafton

Canal St Denis, 2008. photo Pete Grafton

Now on Pete Grafton/You Tube

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