THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS (GARDIENS DE PHARE)

Live musical accompaniment by Guenter Buchwald and Frank Bockius
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Showings

Castro Theatre Thu, May 31, 2018 9:15 PM
$17 general / $15 member
No Service Fees!
Film Info
Director:Jean Grémillon
Cast:Paul Fromet
Geymond Vital
Genica Athanasiou
Gabrielle Fontan
Maria Fromet
Year:1929
Country:France
Total Run Time:83 min.

Description

A raging sea strands a man and his son in a lighthouse off the coast of Brittany in this silent French masterpiece. As the film unfolds it becomes apparent that the son is suffering from rabies and getting progressively worse. Based on a one-act play created for the Théâtre du Grand Guignol, director Grémillon limns the horrific psychological details without resorting to guignolesque excess.

Introduction by Hisashi Okajima

Print courtesy of National Film Archive of Japan

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