Alain Guiraudie presents cult short films "Du soleil pour les gueux" (literally: Sun For The Beggars) and "Ce vieux rêve qui bouge" (That Old Dream That Moves) on the occasion of their DVD release.
"Every story has already been told, and it's only through tone
that I can bring out something new," says half-experimental half-entertainment-oriented director Guiraudie. "What I don't understand is why people don't mix genres more after a hundred years of cinema. (...) I am also reacting against a certain kind of French cinema -urban, set indoors, bourgeois. I need to make films that take place outside and are by nature 'populist'... My characters have difficulty paying their bills and finding work."
Characterized by a complete absence of foreshadowing, "Guiraudie's films are premised on the unexpected harmony between discordant elements. His quaint neo-surrealism effectively reconnects a debased language." (Frédéric Bonnaud)
to its political imperative.