THE LATE MATHIAS PASCAL with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
Sunday, January 15, 3:40 show
Steve Sterner will accompany the 3:40 screening of Marcel L’Herbier’s THE LATE MATHIAS PASCAL on Sunday, January 15 only.
(1926, Marcel L’Herbier) Fleeing personal tragedy – and the mother-in-law from hell – Russian acting legend Ivan Mousjoukine unexpectedly wins a fortune at Monte Carlo, then learns he is presumed dead. A new life? Design tour de force for L’Herbier, who personally talked Pirandello into letting him film the novel. Debut of a very young Michel Simon (see Panique). DCP courtesy Flicker Alley. Approx. 170 min.
“Flawlessly done…From the razzmatazz of the music hall milieu to the details of the couple’s squalid little room; and he used these with the appurtenances of the expressionists — the superimpositions, the camera angles, the lighting. The combination was a winning one for foreign audiences.”
– David Shipman