Desmet Encore!

The German Desmet programme that I composed for the 2020 Cinefest edition in Hamburg you can find now at the Eye Media Player. Piano accompaniment by Daan van den Hurk.

Ein neuer Apparat zur Verhütung von Kinobrände (Germany, 1912 [?])
A demonstration film of a self-closing projector that can prevent cinema fires.

Ein neuer Erwerbszweig (Messter Film, Germany 1912). Director unknown. With Curt Bois.
Short comedy with tricks. A marriage bureau sends women the man of their choice in a tube. However, when the tubes are transported, not everything goes as planned.

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (Dekage Film, Germany 1912). Director: Christoph Mülleneisen. With Lissy Nebuschka.
Romantic silent film about a merchant ship that illegally transports gunpowder. The mate and a sailor compete for the hand of the captain’s daughter, with fatal consequences. Exteriors shot in Italy and in Volendam, Netherlands.

Buona sera, fiori! (Ambrosio, Italy 1909)
Director: Giovanni Vitrotti. With Mary Cléo Tarlarini.
Sweet early trick film about a lady with a basket of flowers. The flowers form figures and spell the words Gute Nacht.

Many thanks to Elif Rongen, Rommy Albers and Daan van den Hurk

~ by Ivo Blom on October 29, 2021.

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