(aka Posle smerti)
Dir: Evgeni Bauer, 1915.
46 min. Russia.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH - 8PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD - 10PM
Released the same year as D. W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION, Evgeni Bauer delved deep into not only this haunting tale of romance between the land of the living and that of the spirits, but also into new camera techniques and tints to elevate this film to another level entirely and often finds him referenced as "the Russian answer to Edgar Allen Poe."
A young woman (played by Vera Karalli) falls hard for a man and, when she feels her desires are unrequited, she commits suicide. Racked with guilt over her death, the young man suffers both terrifying and sensual visions of a his lady love.
Bauer's use of tints to denote time of day and the alternating worlds as well as his use of tracking shots is striking and unparalleled. This ghostly love story is a vision to behold and contains a violin-cello-piano score that is the perfect companion.
Trailer by Danielle Burgos
MAD LOVE: THREE FILMS BY EVGENI BAUER
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