Six et demi, onze

(Six and a Half by Eleven)

Archival Prints!

  • Lecture & Booksigning

    Keller, assistant professor of art and cinema studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, is coeditor of the collection Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations.

  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music

    on piano

PRECEDED BY: SA TÊTE (HIS HEAD) (Jean Epstein, France, 1929). A young man is tried for a murder he did not commit. (36 mins, Silent, French intertitles with English electronic titling, B&W, 35mm, From La Cinémathèque française)

Two brothers, practical Jérôme and the younger Jean, inherit the family fortune. A surrealist at heart, in love with love and death, Jean soon disappears, having spirited his beloved Marie, an opera singer, to a romantic seaside villa. But Marie can’t be owned. Two other objects of desire are entwined in Jean’s imagination and the film’s plot: a Kodak and a pistol. How a gun and a camera speak to each other is one of several prescient themes Epstein develops through entirely visual means—superimposition, montage, startling close-ups—in this film that should be better known.

Judy Bloch
  • Marie Epstein
  • Georges Périnal
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • Silent
  • 86 mins
  • Cinémathèque Française
Additional Info
  • French intertitles with English electronic titling