Maldone (Misdeal)

  • Jean Grémillon /
  • France /
  • 1927 /
  • 90 mins

Charles Dullin, Roger Karl, Génica Athanasiou, Annabella, Daniel Lecourtois, Edmond Beauchamp / No

Screening with live piano accompaniment by Will Pickvance.

Misanthropic Maldone works the canals, falls for a gypsy woman, but then comes into his inheritance. Upon this slender story, Grémillon crafts a unique visual experience, hallucinatory in its intensity. Changing style with each location, the movie presents unforgettable imagery: the feverish summer brightness of the canal scenes, the languid art deco casino, the dervish frenzy of the dance floor. The result is a classic of screen poetry.
Print courtesy of Les Archives françaises du film du CNC

Screening with: Chartres Jean Grémillon/France/1923/13 min
Print courtesy of La Cinematheque Francaise


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