People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag) Germany (1930) Dirs. Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer It is generally accepted the beginnings of the Neo-realism movement are found in the works of Vittorio De Sica and 1940’s Italian cinema but like most developments in film, the Germans got there first! This experimental outing from 1930 not … Continue reading People On Sunday (Menschen am Sonntag)

The Jean Vigo Short Film Collection

The Jean Vigo Short Film Collection France (1930-33) Dir. Jean Vigo A name that will have bypassed many except the hardened cinephiles, Jean Vigo was a prodigious talent whose short life - he died aged 29 in 1934 from tuberculosis - and even shorter filmography have proven to be hugely influential on New Wave filmmakers. … Continue reading The Jean Vigo Short Film Collection

Cœur fidèle (True Heart)

Cœur fidèle (True Heart) France (1923) Dir. Jean Epstein Marie (Gina Manès) has lead a harsh life; an orphan adopted by strict bar-owner Hochon (Claude Benedict) and his wife (Madame Maufroy) in Marseille, and raised with little love Marie, is forced to work in the bar. A regular patron, Petit Paul (Edmond van Daële), an … Continue reading Cœur fidèle (True Heart)