Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses. He says, "Adieu." Images: the beautiful girl, a starfish in ... See full summary »
Kiki of Montparnasse,
André de la Rivière,
In a world of odd people and surreal habits, the Queen weeps and wails: her daughter Betty won't wake up. With the court looking on, the King swings into action, jiggling the bed with the ... See full summary »
A long series of unrelated images, revolving, often distorted: lights, flowers, nails. A lightboard appears from time to time carrying the news of the day. Then, an eye. A woman in a car ... See full summary »
A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.
I just recently had the opportunity to watch this short film, and as far as silent films go, I have to conclude that this is one of the best image/story portrayed films I have seen.
The reason is that the film is very well told using pictures. The story is easy to follow all the way through, and this is rare with silent films.
The film is well cast, I like the characters, and it is beautifully shot, I must admit, that I am biased by old type images, and especially like films that are from the early to late 20's, there is something very mature in the imagery and style of these films.
A must see for every student of the arts..
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