Fernand LÉGER

(1881-1955)
Nationality: french

Fernand Léger (4 Feb 1881 - 17 Aug 1955)

“A pioneer of cubism and abstract art, Fernand Léger emerged from the First World War enamored of the so-called machine aesthetic wherein the visual spectacle of modern life was the essential subject for modern painting. He also wrote about cinema, and in ‘Ballet mécanique,’ used rapid editing and the close-up to find visual drama and formal beauty in machine parts and functional objects.”
—Matthew Affron

2 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

BALLET MÉCANIQUE - restored 2001, 2005 SD
1923-1924 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 100 €
distribution: Digital file on server
BALLET MÉCANIQUE - 2K Digital Restoration 2015
1923-1924 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 16' 31 / 250 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on USB stick