The White Devil
Alexandre Volkoff, 1930) 10/28 MoMA
A lavish Russian émigré-stocked, German-produced soundie, adapted from Leo Tolstoys memoir of the mid-19th-century Russian-Caucasian War, The White Devil has no dialogueonly music, synchronized audio effects, and mishigas. Either pale-eyed, charismatic Ivan Mosjoukine or dancing fool Lil Dagover could be the movies eponymous subject, just as this long-forgotten UFA spectacular might pass as a new movie by Guy Maddin.
Thu., Oct. 28, 4 p.m., 2010
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