PreBook: 04/12/05  •  StreetDate: 04/26/05

REGION FREE DVD / UNRATED/ TRT 65 MIN. / NTSC ENGLISH / FRENCH TITLES

$24.95 SRP
Cat. Number: RC003
UPC: 63390000036




 

Risque Cinema and CAV Proudly Present:
ANTHOLOGY OF SURREAL CINEMA
VOLUME 1


Some Extremely Rare Films From the 1920’s including:

ENTR’ACTE

From Director Rene’ Clair
1924. France. B&W. 14 min.

Starring Eric Satie, Jean Borlin, Francis Picabia, Marcel Dutchamp, Man Ray. Silent with Music Score.
An early surrealistic effort from French director Rene’ Clair based on an idea from painter Frances Picabia. After a man is killed his coffin takes on a life of it’s own. After a long chase, he climbs out of his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing him disappear!

LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN

(SEASHELL AND THE CLERGYMAN)
Directed by Germain Dulac. Written by Antonin Artaud. 1928. France. 28 min. B&W. Silent With Music Score.
Starring Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille.
A radical feminist (in her day) and the second woman to direct films in the history of French cinema, Germain Dulac was a leading figure in Avant Garde cinema. Obsessed with a general’s wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust while struggling against his own eroticism.

BALLET MECANIQUE
Written and Directed by Fernand Leger. Cinematography by Man Ray and Dudley Murphy. 1924. France. 16 Min. B&W. Silent with Music Score.
Starring Starring Kiki Montparnesse.
An experimental film from Cubist painter Fernand Leger containing a montage of images and rhythms that create a hallucinatory effect. Features the original soundtrack.

ANEMIC CINEMA
Directed by Marchel Duchamp. 1926. France. B&W. 6 minutes. Silent with Music Score.
The only film to come from the fouder of the Dadaism movement (artistic and literary movement from 1916-1923), an abstract and nilistic film short containing spiral forms merging into a rotating disc that’s labeled with differing messages.

 
 
       
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