Rarities from the collections of the Cinémathèque française and presented by a member of the team.
This year, two films by Germaine Dulac.

La Coquille et le Clergyman

1928 / France / Fiction / 40′

Obsessed with a general’s woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

A screenplay by Antonin Artaud, the film is part of the surrealist cinema trend.

L’Invitation au voyage

1927 / France / Fiction / 33′

Tired of being ignored by her husband, a young woman heads off to a nautical-themed nightclub, frequented by rowdy sailors. Her attentions is caught by a handsome naval officer.

Screenplay by Germaine Dulac and Irène Hillel-Erlanger, based on “L’Invitation au voyage” by Charles Baudelaire.