The Edinburgh Film Festival has announced a tribute to French director Jean Grémillon whose films was the subject of a hugely revealing retrospective at Il Cinema Ritrovato (Bologna, 2012), and later a three DVD boxed-set of the major films was released by Criterion.
Last July, shortly after the retrospective in Bologna, I updated one of my older essays and posted on MUBI Notebook which can be accessed here. During the research process for that piece and other Grémillon articles (mostly written in Farsi/Persian) I collected some documents, mostly covering the reception of his films in English language countries.
Here, you have uploads of some of those documents and I hope in future I can add more scans and other assorted materials to this blog that might help any Grémillon researcher or aficionado. I hope the Edinburgh revival puts this exceptional, poetic filmmaker in the place he truly deserves and sheds light on one of the most neglected careers in history of French cinema that in some respects seems as accomplished as those of Renoir's and Duvivier's.