Daïnah la métisse

  • Jean Grémillon /
  • France /
  • 1931 /
  • 51 mins

Laurence Clavius, Gabrielle Fontan, Maryanne, Charles Vanel, Habib Benglia, Gaston Dubosc / French

A beautiful mixed-race girl turns heads on an ocean liner and leads her magician lover to a deadly revenge.

In one of the most mysterious, sultry and sombre tales ever made in France. The elegant art deco interiors, the menacing use of sound, the fascinating and enigmatic racial politics, combine to make a rich and strange work, transfiguring conventional melodrama into something almost supernatural.

Print courtesy of Gaumont

Screening with: The Charms of Life (Les charmes de l’existence) Jean Grémillon, Pierre Kast/France/1949/ 22 min
Print courtesy of Austrian Film Museum

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Alchemy (Alchimie) France/1952/French dialogue/BW/35mm/7 min
Print courtesy of Les Archives françaises du film du CNC

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