LA SOURIANTE MADAME BEUDET

by Germaine DULAC
1922 / 16mm or DVD or Digital file on server / n&b / sil / 38' 15


extract : 2' 40

«From a story by Guy de Maupassant, the piece concerns the titular character (portrayed by Germaine Dermoz), the dissatisfied bourgeois housewife of a thoughtless, self-centered shopkeeper. Decades of marital submission have reduced Mme. Beudet to irrepressible melancholia and ennui, and have rendered her an emotional prisoner to her world and herself. Her rich fantasy world, however, consists of breezy, idyllic and lyrical interludes with a host of young, handsome paramours. Mme. Beudet also fantasizes about laying waste to her husband - but every such hopeful wish fizzles out as she resurfaces in the reality of the everyday. Throughout the picture, Dulac uses such devices as slow motion, distortions, and superimposed images to paint Beudet's various emotional states onscreen.»
Nathan Southern, Rovi

3 PRINTS IN DISTRIBUTION

distribution format 16mm
1 reel (352 meters)
speed 18 ips
screen 1,37 - standard
sound sil
original language French
translation (cartons/intertitres)
rental fee 130,00 €
distribution format DVD (PAL)
speed 25 ips
screen 4/3 (vidéo)
sound sil
original language French
translation no
rental fee 130,00 €
distribution format Fichier sur serveur (PAL)
speed 25 ips
screen 4/3 (vidéo)
sound son
Stéréo
original language French
translation no
rental fee 130,00 €