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Programme 7

After several short sequences from early films, we learn how Charles Magnusson in 1912 engaged Victor Sjostrom, and thereby laid the foundations of the great Swedish silent cinema period. Extracts from a number of well-known features are then shown. Of Sjostrom's films we see Ingehorg Holm, 1913 ... Read more
A short cartoon dedicated to the graceful and artistic Canadian log driver. ... Read more
The dramatic story of the archeological exploration of the Negev desert, tracing a road of discoveries from biblical days to the time of Byzantium. ... Read more
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of his alleged relationship to the general of the same name. After a couple of trips, during which ... Read more
This is the tragi-comic story of an ebullient school teacher who comes face to face with death and conquers his fear of it under the cold, disinterested gaze of his class and his colleagues. The dialogue is written in decasyllabic verse and the editing parallels the rhythm of the syllables. Because ... Read more
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