HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO
2009, Flicker Alley, 94 min, France, Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot, Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea

Among the most legendary unfinished films in world cinema, INFERNO was extinguished after three weeks of shooting in 1964, leaving behind 15 hours of stunning imagery unseen until now. Noted preservationist Serge Bromberg and co-director Ruxandra Medrea have reconstructed Henri-Georges Clouzot’s tale of all-consuming jealousy starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani, bridging gaps with interviews, storyboards and re-enactments. The resulting hybrid of documentary and narrative film is a hypnotic look at the intersection of madness and creativity. In French with English subtitles.


THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE
2011, Lobster Films, 78 min, France, Dir: Serge Bromberg, Eric Lange

This fascinating documentary chronicles the recent restoration of Georges Méliès’ fantastical “A Trip to the Moon” to its original 1902 colors - from film archivists Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange of Lobster Films acquiring a severely damaged color print in 1999, to the tedious task of peeling off and unrolling the nitrate prints in order to digitize them, to the two-year process of discovering the images on those fragments, to the eight-year wait for technology to become available for Lobster Films to access the images on the digitized hard drive. Includes interviews with contemporary filmmakers such as Costa-Gavras, Michel Gondry, Michel Hazanavicius and Jean-Pierre Jeunet on Méliès’ enduring significance to cinema.


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