Limite

Description: Brazilian writer and director Mário Peixoto made only one film; the 1930 experimental silent movie Limite, which he produced almost single-handedly, being the writer, director, producer, and even appearing in a minor role. In the film, two women and a man are lost at sea in a rowboat, and episodes from their pasts are […]

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A Page of Madness

Description: This 1926 film, directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa, is considered to be one of the first Japanese experimental films. Despite the fact that its story is fairly straightforward by modern standards of “experimental,” the film uses a number of innovative and effective techniques of camerawork, cutting, multiple exposures, lighting, montage editing, and even elements of […]

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The Hands of Orlac

Description: Director Robert Wiene, most famous for the Expressionist masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, delves into more intensely ambiguous physiological territory in this 1924 film. Pianist Paul Orlac loses his hands in a railway accident and a surgeon replaces them with the hands of a recently-executed murderer. Upon learning this, Orlac becomes convinced that […]

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