Get a deeper look into CitDoc Corps, Silent Sundays, Cinémathèque premieres and other programs in the fall edition of Focus on Facets.
Part of our ongoing Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us one of Chantal Akerman’s earliest short films, La Chambre, in which she meditates on a room, some furniture, a few apples, and a bedridden woman.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]