Gardiens de phare (The Lighthouse Keepers)

Part of Jean Grémillon
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

With live musical accompaniment by Donald Sosin

Dir. Jean Grémillon. 1929, 66 mins. Digital projection. With Paul Fromet, Geymond Vital. A young man and his father are maintaining a lighthouse off of the Brittany coast when the son begins a descent into insanity—kept from shore by a raging sea, the lighthouse becomes their prison. Grémillon combines on-location exteriors with Andre Barsacq’s dizzying sets to build a harrowing subjective experience of encroaching madness.

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