Filmmaker Peter Delpeut draws on a stunning collection of found footage from rare French and Italian films circa 1913 to 1920, including La Donna Nuda and Tigre Reale, to create this beautiful cinematic collage.
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In the Italian "diva" films of the 1910s, grand actresses surrounded by the lushest decor had to choose between love and death or sometimes even chose both. Delpeut has taken every overipe decadent moment from these movies and put them all together. This is like having your brains bashed out with bottles of the most expensive and decadent perfumes.
A dynamic history lesson not just in a particular literary convention but in how a collective image speaks for itself...or if you don't care about any of that, it's just a gorgeous work of collage/objet trouve.