mercredi 12 octobre 2011
Ménilmontant (1926, Dimitri Kirsanoff)
Film muet, noir & blanc, 28 minutes. Réalisé par Dimitri Kirsanoff.
Avec Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont, Jean Pasquier.
Kirsanoff's best known work is Ménilmontant (1926), which takes its name from the Paris neighborhood of the same name. The film is a silent, but does not contain any intertitles. It begins with a flurry of quick close-up shots depicting the axe murder of the parents of the protagonists, two girls. As young women, they are portrayed by Nadia Sibirskaïa, Kirsanoff's first wife, and Yolande Beaulieu; their mutual love interest is played by Guy Belmont. The film uses many other techniques that were relatively new at the time, including double exposure.
Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff
Writer: Dimitri Kirsanoff
Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu and Guy Belmont