L'Homme du Large
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L'Homme du Large (Man of the Sea) first released in 1920 is screening as part of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (aka HippFest) which runs from 18-22 March. This is the closing night film at the 10th Festival and includes live performances from: Paul McGann (narration), Neil Brand (piano), Frank Bockius (percussion) A powerful conclusion to HippFest 10 it tells the tale of severe and deeply religious, Nolff - a fisherman who lives with his wife, daughter and son on the Breton coast, far from the temptations of the city. From his remote cliff-top home, Nolff dedicates himself to his fishing and to raising his son Marcel, as "a free man, a sailor". But Marcel is idle and selfish, exploiting his father's blind affection, and rejecting the old man's passionate devotion to the sea and all it represents. With beautifully stylised, poetic inter-titles, haunting symbolic imagery and striking use of natural settings this is a memorable fable of the opposing elements of earth and water, of the corrupt modern world and the timeless purity of the ocean. Dir. Marcel L'Herbier | France | 1920 | French inter-titles with live English translation | 1h 24m + short accompanied by Mike Nolan With: Roger Karl, Jaque Catelain, Marcelle Pradot, Charles Boyer Screening courtesy of Gaumont Pathe Archives © Gaumont
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