Gardiens de phare (The Lighthouse Keepers) 1929 Ages 15+

6.30PM Fri 28 Feb 2020 (1hr 22mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Sold Out

SYNOPSIS

Please note: this event has now sold out. Tickets are no longer available online or on the door.

The Lighthouse Keepers will screen from an imported 35mm print.

Jean Grémillon’s The Lighthouse Keepers 1929 is an unseen classic of silent French cinema. The tale of a father and ailing son working in an isolated lighthouse on the coast of Brittany, it is a groundbreaking portrait of madness that recalls the expressionistic genius of Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr Caligari 1920. The film will screen from a rare 35mm print, courtesy of the National Film Archive of Japan. New wave band Corporate Vibes will accompany the film with a newly composed contemporary score that speaks to the dark majesty of this French masterpiece.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 82 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH INTERTITLES (ENGLISH AND JAPANESE SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/EDITOR: JEAN GRÉMILLON / SCRIPT: JACQUES FEYDER BASED ON THE PLAY BY PAUL AUTIER AND PAUL CLOQUEMIN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GEORGES PÉRINAL / PROD CO: FILMS DU GRAND GUIGNOL / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE OF JAPAN, TOKYO / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM