Thursday, July 29, 2010

Le Juif errant

Le Juif errant (The Wandering Jew, 1904, directed by Georges Méliès) at Europa Film Treasures. "...Condemned to roam the earth by Christ on whom he spat during his ascent to Golgotha, Issac Laquedem, a Jewish cobbler, walks, trips, gets up, falls and then tries to sleep. In his dream he relives the episode that sent him into exile. After successively meeting the devil and an angel he continues to walk the earth with the elements raging around him. By pairing up theatre and photography resources it’s Méliès own conception of cinema that emerges from this reconstruction of a mythical subject."


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