The First Interview


15 mins  (2011)


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.

Narrated by Agnès Varda.
The First Interview


15 mins  (2011)


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.

Narrated by Agnès Varda.