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1,298 Ratings


Directed by René Clair
France, 1924
Short, Avant-Garde


Still one of the best-known avant-garde films of the 1920s, Entr’acte was immediately heralded as a “cinematic masterpiece.” It stages a series of zany, disconnected scenes, including a chess match between Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, a dizzying roller coaster course or a hearse pulled by a camel.

Our take

Between the acts of a Dadaist ballet René Clair premiered Entr’acte: a short film chopped-and-screwed, abstractly and alternately slowed-down and sped-up. Sterling “cinéma pur,” avant-garde experimentation in the vein of Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, both of whom cameo here.

Entr'acte Directed by René Clair

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