MÉNILMONTANT

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MÉNILMONTANT

Dimitri Kirsanoff
F, 1926
37min, stumm

MÉNILMONTANT

Dimitri Kirsanoff
F, 1926
, 37min, stumm

Cast: 
Nadia Sibirskaïa
jüngere Schwester
Yolande Beaulieu
Ältere Schwester
Guy Belmont
Junger Mann
Camera: 
Dimitri Kirsanoff
Editor: 
Dimitri Kirsanoff

Production: 
Dimitri Kirsanoff
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Ménilmontant, Kirsanoffs second film, is also his best known. Its story is told entirely in images, without the use of explanatory intertitles. The film makes use of techniques such as montage, hand-held camera, ultra-rapid montage, and superposition to achieve the elusive, transcendent quality of «photogénie» so sought after by the French impressionist film directors of the era.