L'Inhumaine

Dir. Marcel L'Herbier (1923). This fascinating curio stars Georgette Leblanc as a vampish concert singer. Not the story--here it's the truly incredible sets that matter. This landmark film, the earliest movie to use modern architecture, is a magnificent showcase for avant-garde French design of the period-- stunning fashions by Poiret, interiors by Leger and Chareau, exterior design by Mallet Stevens.
Sat., Dec. 19, 1 p.m., 2009

 
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