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CARMEN (1918)

Silent with live musical accompaniment by Gabriel Thibaudeau and Sheila Hannigan

aka GYPSY BLOOD
100th Anniversary

The young actor-turned-director Ernst Lubitsch guided the newly signed UFA talent Pola Negri to a smashing success with this screen adaptation of Prosper Mérimée's novella "Carmen" that heavily emphasizes the tale's folkloric elements. "The role of Carmen gave Pola Negri everything she was best at — primarily the chance to be fiery, tempestuous, and passionate and to break through the boundaries of a woman's ordinary life. She plays with enormous energy — a radiant and compelling figure on-screen." –Jeanine Basinger, "Silent Stars." DIR Ernst Lubitsch; SCR Grete Diercks, Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly, Prosper Mérimée; PROD Paul Davidson. Germany, 1918, b&w, 80 min. NOT RATED

No AFI Member passes accepted.

Screening supported by Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

80 Minutes
Melodrama

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