L’Atalante Director: 1934. Subtitles. Black and white. 89 mins. Book cinema tickets In his only feature film, director Jean Vigo takes a conventional script about a barge skipper and his naive young bride and transforms sentimental dross into shimmering gold. At once a poetic ‘travelogue’ about life on the rivers and canals of France and a rhapsodic portrait of erotic love, with the added attraction of another memorable Michel Simon grotesque, the mate, le pere Jules. A few weeks after the film’s disastrous opening, Vigo was dead, at the age of 29. Director: 1934. Subtitles. Black and white. 89 mins.