No. 22: Night and Fog
An early Holocaust film sets the tone
1955, dir. Alain Resnais. Hailed by Francois Truffaut as the greatest film ever made, this short documentary by Alain Resnais dates to 1955, just a decade after the liberation of Auschwitz. Using contemporary as well as archival footage, the film delivers a remarkably reserved and deeply moving disquisition on the Holocaust, one whose universalist themes and rejection of common clichés still serve to anger and inspire.