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Films By Jean Epstein

La Tempestaire (Jean Epstein, 1947)
Jean Epstein uses time-lapse photography and visual and aural slow motion to tell the tale of a fisherman stuck at sea during a storm, and his worried fiancé waiting for him back on shore. ... Scree… Read more

THE BEAUTY FROM NIVERNAIS (Jean Epstein, 1923)
Love blossoms on the canals of Burgundy. ... A bargeman takes an abandoned boy into his family and raises him as his own. Ten years later, as a romance between the boy and the bargeman's daughter dev… Read more

THE FAITHFUL HEART (Jean Epstein, 1923)
“Cœur Fidèle must be seen if you want to understand the resources of the cinema today.” - Filmmaker René Clair ... Jean Epstein's best-known feature film, The Faithful Heart is in essence… Read more

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF THE USHER (Jean Epstein, 1928)
“Witness a portal into a complex, heretofore unknown dimension of cinematic representation.” - Slant ... Jean Epstein's celebrated loose adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's famous gothic tale is a tr… Read more

THE LION OF THE MOGULS (Jean Epstein, 1924)
“Cinema is an experimental device that builds - that is, that conceives - an image of the universe.” - Jean Epstein ... One of France's first masters of the cinematic avant-garde, Jean Epstein cr… Read more

The Sea of Ravens (Jean Epstein, 1931)
Jean Epstein's short documentary filmed on the Breton island of Sein, which film preservationist and cinephile Henri Langlois called “one of the most beautiful documentaries in the history of Frenc… Read more

The Three-Sided Mirror (Jean Epstein, 1927)
Jean Epstein's playful, non-linear short about a wealthy businessman's relationship with three different women. Told via flashback as each woman recounts her story, Three-Sided Mirror broke cinematic… Read more

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