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.