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La Princesse Mandane

La Princesse Mandane
September 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum members receive free admission to this series at the Billy Wilder Theater box office!

Live musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick!

Ceux qui ne s’en font pas  (1930)

Those who don’t worry

35mm, b/w, silent, 5 min.

Celles qui s’en font  (1930)

Those [women] who worry

35mm, b/w, silent, 5 min. Cast: Lilian Constantini, Georges Vallée.

La Princesse Mandane  (1928)

One of the more commercially-oriented films of Dulac’s career, this adventure tale, an adaptation of Pierre Benoît’s novel, is expressed at times through the language of classical ballet and spatial representations of female captivity, but also through cinematic intertextuality, satire, and cross-dressing, opening her work up to a multiplicity of queer readings.

Print courtesy of Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). 35mm, b/w, silent, 77 min. Director: Germaine Dulac. Cast: Edmonde Guy, Mona Goya, Groza Wesco, Ernest Van Duren.