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Themes of Variations

France / 1928 / 11,13 min
Distribution: Light Cone (Restored version, 2015)

I evoke a dancing woman. A woman? No. A bouncing line with harmonious rhythm. I evoke a luminous projection on veils! Precise matter! No. Fluid rhythms. Why should one disregard, on screen, the pleasure that movement brings us in the theatre? Harmony of lines. Harmony of light. Lines, surfaces, volumes evolving directly, without the artifice of evocation, in the logic of its forms, dispossessed of any overly human sense, allowing an elevation towards the abstract, thus giving more space to sensations and to dreams: integral cinema.

Since the original 35mm negative is lost, a 4K scan has been made by the laboratory Eclair Group using the best available sources: namely, a nitrate 35mm print held by the Cinémathèque Française. The main focus of the restoration process has been the attenuation of signs of physical decay due to the passage of time, as well as colour correction. Original flaws have been wilfully preserved.


Film is part of the screening of shorts Queer Moves.

Organisation: City of Women. In cooperation with Alkatraz Gallery. 
Supported by The Swedish Arts Council.

Date and time of event: 
Oct 09th 19:00
Place of event: 
Alkatraz Gallery