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38m Silent 1926

Ménilmontant is a 1926 film written and directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff that takes its name from the Paris neighborhood of the same name.

Part of The silent film series with GroundUp Music, five silent film classics reimagined by five different artists from the label. They are world Premiering on FF @ Home and include the 1924 Soviet silent classic AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS with a new score by Snarky Puppy’s Chris Bullock, House of Waters with the three shorts MENILMONTANT (1926), LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (1902), and BALLET MECANIQUE (1923); PRD Mais with WAXWORKS (1924); Sirintip with THE LOST WORLD (1925); and Bob Lanzetti with NOSFERATU (1922).

The film is silent and contains no intertitles. It begins with a flurry of quick shots depicting the axe murder of the parents of the protagonists, two sisters. 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. (Wikipedia)


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