The First Interview

Genre:  Documentary, Drama

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The world's first media interview, shot in paris in August 1886, finally comes to life as a film. The great photographer Nadar interviews the famous scientist and sceptic Chevreul on his 100th birthday.

In their own words - originally recorded in shorthand- they discuss photography, colour theory, Moliere, the scientific method, the crazy ideas of balloonists, and - of course- how to live for 100 years. Here is a lively and interesting conversation, in their own words, between two legends of the 19th century.

One was born before the French Revolution; the other was destined to see the marvels of the aeroplane and the movies. Narratd by Agnes Varda.

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