Taris, roi de l'eau (Jean Taris, Swimming Champion) (1931)





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Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest , Sports & Fitness
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Full Review… | September 27, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Criterion's loving Blu-ray omnibus of one of cinema's most celebrated martyrs provides three hours of poetic catharsis at 1080 progressively scanned lines of resolution.

Full Review… | August 29, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Taris, roi de l'eau (Jean Taris, Swimming Champion)

At only 9 minutes in length, its the shortest of Jean Vigo's four works and yet he applies as many, if not more filming techniques here in this short time. Some of the best are his reversing diving shots and underwater slow motion captures. Vigo's skill is apparently and takes something as ordinary as an Olympic swimmer demonstrating swimming techniques and elevates it to art that is captivating and visually alluring! Taris makes you want to take a camera and film just as much as it makes you want to jump in a pool.

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

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An enjoyable nine minute instructional video graced with riveting and dreamlike cinematography that points to the future magic of L'Atalante, while also giving some helpful pointers on swimming like a pro. Bravo! [IMG]http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/image08/vigo3.jpg[/IMG] Directed by: Jean Vigo Written by: Jean Vigo Starring: Jean Taris Cinematography: Boris Kaufman Editing by: Jean Vigo Running time: 9 minutes Country: France Language: French

Matthew Ekstrom
Matthew Ekstrom

I like this one a lot better than A propos de Nice. I can not go nuts over it, it is basically a swimming tutorial, but it was pretty cool for the time. The ending was also pretty funny.

Train Mayer
Train Mayer

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