L’Inhumaine

Dir. Marcel L'Herbier (1923). This fascinating curio stars Georgette Leblanc as a vampish concert singer. Not the story, but the incredible sets are the thing. A landmark film, it's the earliest movie to use modern architecture, and is a magnificent showcase of contemporary avant-garde French design—stunning fashions by Poiret, interiors by Leger and Chareau, exterior decor by Mallet Stevens.
Mon., Nov. 2, 4 p.m., 2009

 
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