February 2020, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #34: Playing with masks

After a motive from THE MASQUERADER (Charles Chaplin, USA 1914), drawing: Anna Faroqhi

Sometimes life is wild and spectacular at the theater and cinema. Actors dress up and become magical beings. Women become butterfly women in Segundo de Chomóns LES PAPILLONS JAPONAIS (F 1908), artistes rise out from tiny boxes in a marvelous way in MAGIC BRICKS (F 1902) by the Pathé brothers. In ROSALIE DANSEUSE (F 1912) by Roméo Bosetti and THE MASQUERADER (USA 1914) by Charles Chaplin misadventurers achieve their goal humorously by disguising themselves with masks and costumes. Afterwards, there will be a chance to make masks and perform together. The composer and pianist Eunice Martins will provide live accompaniment. (af) For all those aged 5 and above (16.2)