He is noted for two highly significant films which significantly affected the future development of both French and world cinema: Zéro de Conduite (1933) (trans.:No Marks for Conduct) and L'Atalante (1934).
He also made two other films: A Propos de Nice (1929), a highly subversive silent film examining social inequity in 1920s Nice and the film Taris (1931), an elegant motion study of swimmer Jean Taris.
His films have been depicted by some and certainly by contemporaneous political administrations as being unpatriotic and were consequently heavily censored by the French government.
Jean Vigo Facts
|Birth Name||Jean Bonaventure de Vigo Almereyda|
|Birthday||April 26, 1905|
|Date of death||October 5, 1934 (age 29)|