Toute la mémoire du monde
This film is an essay on the potential and the limits of dutifully archived human knowledge, masquerading as a documentary on the organisation of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Resnais explores the inner workings of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris, its priceless treasures and how humanity remembers itself. A meditative piece about the fragility of human memory and the ways in which we try to shore it up.
Alain Resnais, FR 1956, 21 min, OFeUT