FROM 4 MAY TO 22 JUNE 2016, 7 pm
Venue: Meier Auditorium.
Wednesday 4 May, 7 pm - José Antonio Hernández Díez
Schastye (Happiness), Aleksandr Medvedkin, 1935, Russia, 95 min, b/w, silent.
Despite being released in 1935, this is a silent movie. It narrates the hapless misadventures of a peasant unable to reap a good harvest. It takes a courageous act to reconcile himself with himself and other people.
Wednesday 18 May, 7 pm - Andrés Duque
Finis Terrae, Jean Epstein, 1929, France, 80 min, b/w, silent.
Four labourers leave for the island of Bannec to collect the harvest. One loses his hand and the wound becomes infected, so cannot work anymore.
Wednesday 15 June, 7 pm - Latitudes
He Who Gets Slapped, Victor Sjöström, 1924, USA, 83 min, b/w, silent, 35 mm.
After many years of research, Paul Beaumont, a scientist and humanist, discovers a revolutionary theory, but his patron (Marc McDermott) seduces his wife (Ruth King) and takes credit for his discoveries. To add insult to injury, he slaps Beaumont before the assembled scientific community, compounding his humiliation. Ashamed, Beaumont flees and takes refuge in a circus, where he becomes a famous clown known as ‘he who gets slapped’. As fate would have it, one night his perfidious patron appears in the audience, having abandoned Beaumont’s wife and intent on marrying the beautiful Consuelo (Norma Shearer).
Wednesday 22 June, 7 pm - Andrés Duque[Free sesion]
Vampyr, Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932, France and Germany, 75 min, b/w, silent.
The film is a free adaptation of Carmilla, a short story written in 1872 by Sheridan le Fanu. With the aura of a horror story and full of supernatural elements, the film tells the life of Allan Gray, a young man obsessed with demonology and vampire traditions.