Berlinale: Programme


Film file

Retrospective

La chute de la maison Usher

In Kooperation mit der französischen Botschaft

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

“Have we ever been shown a smile, or an expression of pain on a face, slowed down a hundredfold? A person’s gait, their gestures, decelerated to the creeping pace of some animal that can barely lift itself off the ground? Jean Epstein does just that in his work, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, a film that has not yet received the critical appreciation it deserves (…).”
– Henri Clouzot, L’Opinion, 14.9.1929

France 1928, 56 min

by

Jean Epstein

with

Marguerite Gance
Jean Deboucourt
Charles Lamy