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Anthology Of Surreal Cinema, Vol. 1 (Region 1) - Anthology Of Surreal Cinema 1
Releasedatum: 26 april 2005
This dvd contains four extremely rare films from the 1920ís, including: 'Entr'acte' (Renť Clair), 'La Coquille et le Clergyman' (Germain Dulac), 'Ballet Mecanique' (Fernand Leger) and 'Anemic Cinema' ( Marchel Duchamp). 'ENTR'ACTE' (1924, France, B&W, 14 min): An early surrealistic effort from French director Reneí Clair based on an idea from painter Frances Picabia. After a man is killed his coffin takes on a life of itís own. After a long chase, he climbs out of his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing him disappear! 'LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN' (1928, France, 28 min, B&W): A radical feminist (in her day) and the second woman to direct films in the history of French cinema, Germain Dulac was a leading figure in Avant Garde cinema. Obsessed with a generalís wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust while struggling against his own eroticism. 'BALLET MECANIQUE' (1924, France, 16 Min, B&W): An experimental film from Cubist painter Fernand Leger containing a montage of images and rhythms that create a hallucinatory effect. Features the original soundtrack. 'ANEMIC CINEMA' (1926, France, B&W, 6 minutes): The only film to come from the fouder of the Dadaism movement (artistic and literary movement from 1916-1923), an abstract and nilistic film short containing spiral forms merging into a rotating disc thatís labeled with differing messages.

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