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The ‘Silent Ghost’ -Experimental/Avant Garde Cinema at Killruddery Film Festival 2011

Posted by Daniel on March 9th, 2011 with 0 Comments

Train of Shadows, Saturday 12th March, 4.15pm

“It isn’t life, but its shadow, it isn’t movement, but its silent ghost… This, too, is a train of shadows.” -Maxim Gorky

full review here

Early Masterpieces of the Avant Garde

Saturday 12th March 2pm with live musical accompaniment by Justin Carrol



Menilmontant (1926)

From “Afterglow: A Last Conversation With Pauline Kael” by Francis Davis-

Maggie: What was your favorite movie in your entire life?

Pauline: In my entire life? Well, there’s a French movie that probably you’ve never heard of that I like best…

Maggie: And what was the French movie?

Pauline: “Menilmontant,” a silent movie made in 1924 by Dmitri Kirsanov starring his beautiful Russian-born wife, Nadia Sibirskaya.


Regen (Rain) (1929)

A day in the life of a rain-shower as a city symphony. Joris Ivens films Amsterdam and its changing appearance during a rain-shower. —Ivens.nl  full review here

The Fall of the House of Usher (Watson/Webber) (1928)

full review here

La Roue, Friday 11th March, 1pm


“There is cinema before and after La Roue as there is painting before and after Picasso.” -Jean Cocteau

Full review here


Abel Gance's La Roue DVD

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