Maurice Lemaître - Le film est déjà commencé?

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One of the major works of letterist cinema, LE FILM EST DEJA COMMENCE? had as much of a direct or hidden influence on the New Wave as it does on today's Avant-Garde. Its first screenings in Paris in 1951 became major events. The critics despised it, but this work is and will remain a landmark in film History.

- Film Annonce (Trailer) (1993) 16Mm Color 3'
- Le Film Est Deja Commence? (1951)
35mm, hand-colored b/w, 59' with Marcelle Dumont-Billaudot, Christiane Guymer, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaitre, Gil J. Wolman.
Film in French, English translation included.

Heir to the dadaist, surrealist and abstract filmmakers of the 1920's, Lemaître was able to combine equally aesthetics with politics - no easy task and one that fully justifies the current recognition of his work." - Gérard Courant, Liberation

One of the major works of letterist cinema, LE FILM EST DEJA COMMENCE? had as much of a direct or hidden influence on the New Wave as it does on today's Avant-Garde. Its first screenings in Paris in 1951 became major events. The critics despised it, but this work is and will remain a landmark in film History.
 
"This film must be projected under special conditions: on a screen of new shapes and material and with spectacular goings-on in the cinema lobby and theatre (disruptions, forced jostling, dialogues spoken aloud, confetti and gunshots aimed at the screen...). This is not just a projection, but a true film performance, the style of which Maurice Lemaitre is the creator.." - Maurice Lemaitre 1951

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27.00 EUR

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Label: 

re:voir

Publishing date: 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Runtime: 

62

Tapes: 

1

Language: 

French

Video: 

PAL
SECAM

Colour: 

Colour