- Original title
- Running time
- 38 min.
Léonce Crouan, Dimitri Kirsanoff (B&W)
Drama. Romance | Poverty. Family Relationships. Silent Film. Psychological Drama. Experimental Cinema. Cult Movie. Half-length Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- Kirsanoff's best known work is Ménilmontant (1926), which takes its name from the Paris neighborhood of the same name. The film is a silent, but does not contain any intertitles. It begins with a flurry of quick close-up shots depicting the axe murder of the parents of the protagonists, two girls. As young women, they are portrayed by Nadia Sibirskaïa, Kirsanoff's first wife, and Yolande Beaulieu; their mutual love interest is played by Guy Belmont. The film uses many other techniques that were relatively new at the time, including double exposure.
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