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The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope

The main event at this performance, part of the Festival’s ‘Restorations and Rediscoveries’ strand, was Jean Epstein’s hour-long silent LA CHUTE DE LA MAISON USHER (THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER) from 1928. It was preceded by Jan Svankmajer’s THE PENDULUM, THE PIT AND HOPE (KYVADLO, JÁMA A NADEJE), a live action short with … Continue reading The Fall of the House of Usher; The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope

Jean-François i el sentit de la vida

Francesc, an unhappy 13 year-old boy living in Barcelona, is inadvertently introduced to the works of Albert Camus, whose existentialist ideas he finds unconvincing but intriguing. Arming himself with a new French name, Jean-François, the boy sets out for Paris to give the writer a piece of his mind — unaware that Camus has been … Continue reading Jean-François i el sentit de la vida