Thursday, 18 March 2010

Tournages Paris - Berlin - Hollywood, 1910 - 1939, An Exhibition at the Cinematheque Francaise

Focussing on the three film capitals of the first two decades of the 20th century, Paris, Berlin and Hollywood, a new exhibition at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris highlights the impact of European directors and technicians on American cinema. The exhibition consists of 200 photographs coming from two collection, that of Cinematheque Francaise itself and another that belonged to the late Gabriel Depierre, a cinephile and film historian.

These photographs are neither film stills nor are they portraits, but rather snapshots almost, of directors such as Ernst Lubitsch and Erich von Stroheim at work on the set or on location.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of films, divided into three cycles, Julien Duvivier, Robert Siodmak, and Pola Negri.

The exhibition opened on 10th March and runs until 1st August.

For more information (in French), please go to Cinematheque-Francaise.