La vie du Christ – The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ
Directed by Alice Guy-Blaché
Costume Design & Production Design
When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film; the first to use close-ups, hand-tinted images and synchronised sound. It’s not necessary to accept all these claims to recognise that Alice Guy was an extraordinary woman who deserves her place in cinematic history and a place in the canon.
Guy’s 1906 film La vie du Christ (The Birth, the Life, and the Death of Christ) tells the story of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection in 25 scenes.