From artdaily.com. Posted on 5/22/18.
Acclaimed director Jean Renoir (1894–1979) is perhaps best known for such films as La Grande illusion (The Grand Illusion) (1937), Partie de campagne (A Day in the Country) (shot in 1936, released in 1946), and La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) (1939), all of which are considered milestones in the history of 20th-century art. Jean Renoir embraced cinema as a genuine form of artistic expression. In Jean’s films, as in his father’s paintings, the sense of informality or feeling of improvisation was in fact the result of an exacting and deliberate approach.