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Workshop report and screening: Re-imagining lost films: Two case studies

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Sat 28.10.

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Henry Caicedo Caicedo in English & Émilie Cauquy, Clément Lafite in French (with English subtitles), Moderation: Anke Hahn

What is the status of a partially lost film? How can such a film be screened? Two case studies present different approaches: Firstly, EN BUSCA DE MARIA is an attempt to recapture the first Colombian feature film, María (CO 1921) in the form of a documentary. Secondly, a live reading performance by Émilie Cauquy and Clément Lafite brings back to life a lost film by the avant-garde feminist French filmmaker Germaine Dulac. ÂMES DES FOUS is a six-episode series depicting the adventures of the young Marquise de Sombreuse who is threatened by his greedy mother-in-law and a sinister curse that lingers over her family. The surviving film material (roughly three minutes of the original three-hour-long work) and original documentation from the holdings of the Cinémathèque française were used to create this freely inspired reconstruction of ÂMES DES FOUS, long considered lost.

 Luis Ospina, Jorge Nieto Colombia 1985 Original version with English subtitles DCP 15 min
ÂMES DES FOUS Germaine Dulac F 1918 silent with music DCP 3 min. 

Henry Caicedo Caicedo (Cinemateca de Bogotá)
Émilie Cauquy (Cinémathèque française)
Clément Lafite (film archivist)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media