mercredi 25 mai 2011

Rapsodia Satanica (1915)

Acteurs : Hugo Bazzini , Andre Habay , Lyda Borelli,
Réalisateur : Nino Oxilia
Année de production : 1915

Dans le château des illusions, une femme est aux prises avec les tentations faustiennes.

Rapsodia Satanica, a masterpiece of Italian silent cinema, features film diva Lyda Borelli. She stars as the narcissistic Alba d'Oltrevita, a woman who makes a Faustian pact with the devil in exchange for the promise of eternal youth and the worldly pleasures it unlocks. The most persistent themes punctuating the film are Alba's narcissism and her sensual manipulation of a thin, diaphanous veil in scenes of seduction, reflection and melancholy. Alba's hands it is more introspective and eerie than seductive. It evokes the craze for exotic dances (inspired by Isadora Duncan) that swept the stage and screen at the turn of the Century.

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