Guernica (1950 film)

Guernica (1950 film)

Life of Riley
Directed by Alain Resnais
Robert Hessens
Written by Alain Resnais
Paul Eluard
Starring Maria Casares (narrator)
Music by Guy Bernard
Cinematography Henri Ferrand
Pantheon Productions
Distributed by Les Films de la Pleiade
Release dates 1950
Running time 13 minutes
Country France
Language French

Guernica (1950) is a French film directed by Alain Resnais and Robert Hessens.[1]


  • Synopsis 1
  • DVD release 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


After a brief voiceover by Jacques Pruvost highlighting the Guernica atrocity of April 1937, María Casares recites a poem by Paul Eluard on the subject of that atrocity illustrated with numerous paintings, drawings and sculptures of Pablo Picasso, latterly the painting Guernica (1937). The oppressive musical arrangements were composed by Guy Bernard.

DVD release

Guernica is available as a special feature on the DVD edition of Henri-Georges Clouzot.


  1. ^ "Guernica". Retrieved 2014-04-03. 

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