February 14th, 2009

Shadowmancer

Romance Sentimentale


{1930 c.e. Directed by Grigori Alexandroff & Sergei Eisenstein. Starring Mara Griy as 'La Chanteuse' {the singer}.}

A privately comissioned work by director Eisenstein for Mara's husband. This darkly romantic avante garde film paved the way for subsequent artistically-experimental productions, particularly in the use of beautifully natural vistas and conceptual sound. Highly symbolic, flickering darkness, compelling lighting, eerily gratifying music, creates a timelessly haunting spectacle worthy of contemplation.