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

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

SYNOPSIS

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