Written by acclaimed essayist Raymond Queneau, THE SONG OF STYRENE, commissioned by French plastics giant Péchiney, is ostensibly an investigation into the positive properties of plastics. However, when filtered through Resnais’s uniquely philosophical style of filmmaking, the film takes on a subversively fantastic tone.
Appears in: Production/Distribution
Genres: Short, Documentary
Other Films by Alain Resnais
Suffering from its canceled premiere at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival and only arriving in the US two years later to little fanfare, Resnais’ mid-career foray into science fiction developed somewhat of a cult following, but has remained largely unseen. Following Claude (Claude Rich), an average man who is enlisted in a speculative scientific experiment …