Films byTexts by 1928
René Clair, 1928, 14’

Forty years after its construction, René Clair composes a visual poem about Paris’ most striking and famous landmark: the Eiffel Tower.


« La grande fille de fer dont j’ai toujours été amoureux. »

René Clair


Charles Chaplin, 1928, 72’

The Tramp wanders into a circus carnival, and finds himself embroiled with a pickpocket and the police, in a funhouse and a hall of mirrors. Evading his pursuers, he rushes into the circus ring, and wrecks the performance of an illusionist - to the delight of the audience.


Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928, 110’

“The reality of The Passion of Joan of Arc was so palpable that in 1929, five hundred years after the actual event, when this amazing cinematic attempt to probe into layers of the past – stripping a historic occurrence bare – was shown in New York City, two spectators died in their seats

Jean Epstein, 1928, 63’

Roderick Usher summons his friend to his crumbling old mansion in the remote countryside. Usher has been obsessed with painting a portrait of his dying wife Madeline.

Frank Borzage, 1928, 102’

“In the end, what is Borzagean remains at the core of every project, overpowering all pictorial and topical considerations with a rapture that goes far beyond the idea of a mere touch or set of preoccupations.