Saturday, July 03, 2010

La Glu

11.30 Cinema Lumière - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni, Bologna 3 July 2010
LA GLU (Francia/1913) R.: Albert Capellani, with Mistinguett (Fernande, dit La Glu), Henry Krauss (Dr. Cézambre). - 1900 m /18 fps/ 75 min. - From: La Cinémathèque francaise. - Earphone translation in Italian and English. - Accompagnamento al piano di Gabriel Thibaudeau

A fair print with a beautiful definition of light. A diva vehicle for Mistinguett as the femme fatale who ruins the lives of three men: the kindly country doctor (shades of Madame Bovary), the young heir to a large fortune, and the married fisherman. - Capellani tells the over-the-top story in his sober early cinema style of long shots and long takes.

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