A masterpiece of silent cinema. -- Arte
Both sharing the experience of island life and the story of a group of kelp fisherman, the film becomes a psychological documentary seen through the eyes of a hallucinating character. Jean Epstein plays with subjective distortions of reality in one of the greatest films about fluid matter and sensation. 1928, DCP, 80 minutes.
Following the screening, join Christophe Wall-Romana for a discussion about the film. Wall-Romana is associate professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, where he is also affiliated with the new graduate major in Moving Image Studies. His research has focused on the textual intersections of French poetry and cinema, especially around the post–World War II narrative avant-garde in France. He is the author of Jean Epstein (Manchester, 2012), the first monograph in English on the filmmaker.