Film

Finis Terræ + live musical accompaniment

Director
Jean Epstein
Certificate
PG
Running Time
82 mins

South West Silents present this timely 4K restoration of Jean Epstein‘s ground-breaking silent ‘filmic poem’ from 1929, echoes of which can be found in such recent releases as The Lighthouse and Bristol’s very own Bait.

Supposedly based on a true story and acted by locals, the film is set in an isloated community of seaweed fisherman on a deserted islet off the Brittany coast. Two of them, Ambroise and Jean-Marie, have an argument over a broken bottle of wine and a missing knife. Its consequences affect not on themselves but also a neightbouring community. The film is screened with live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne.

By robin askew, Monday, Jan 20 2020

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