The Chess Player (Le Jouer d'Echecs) (PG)

15:00 / Raymond Bernardís adventure-fantasy brings the quality of visual music to the story of 18th century Polandís struggle under the Russian yoke

11 April 2010
Cinema 1


Tickets:
Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50 / Under 15 £4.50

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Introduced by Kevin Brownlow

This magnificent adventure-fantasy, virtually unknown before Photoplayís restoration, can now be seen as one of the masterpieces of French silent cinema.


Raymond Bernardís imaginative direction and the superb photography (seen in this excellent tinted print), owe much to the influence of Abel Gance, bringing to this story of 18th century Polandís struggle under the Russian yoke the quality of visual music.

The original score by Henri Rabaud adds enormously to the effect, most notably in the climax when the automaton army comes to life. With Pierre Blanchar, Edith Jehanne, Charles Dullin, Pierre Batcheff.

France 1927 Dir. Raymond Bernard 132 min.




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Silent Film & Live Music Series


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