LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN

by Germaine DULAC
1927 / 35mm or 16mm or DVD or Digital Betacam or Digital file on HDD or DCP on HDD / n&b / sil / 40' 00


extract : 2' 10

« We should not look for logic or a sequence which is not present in thing, but interpret images which develop in the direction of their essential intimate significance which goes from outside to the inside. LA COQUILLE ET LE CLERGYMAN does not tell a story but develops a series of mental states which are deduced from each other as thought is from thought. » - Antonin Artaud

NB: Two films conceived by Nicolas Droin and Prosper Hillairet about "The Seashell" are available on demand:

- SURIMPRESSIONS, 2009, 33 min, black and white
“In Surimpressions, four commentators take a multi-faceted view (history, aesthetics, feminism), of Germaine Dulac’s The Seashell and the Clergyman (La Coquille et le Clergyman) based on the screenplay by Antonin Artaud, from its genesis, to its place in the history of cinema.”
Participants: Alain Virmaux, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, Tami Williams, Prosper Hillairet


- TUMULTES AUX URSULINES, 2008, 15 min, colour
“A revisiting of the disturbances during the Premiere of the film at the Studio des Ursulines on 9 February 1928, when the Surrealists, lead by Breton and Aragon, caused an uproar during the screening.”
Narrated by Alain Virmaux, interview: Prosper Hillairet

Exclusive North America distribution : Jon Gartenberg Media : http://www.gartenbergmedia.com/dvd/index.html

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original format 35mm
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