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20 Ratings

Les feux de la mer

Directed by Jean Epstein
France, 1948
Short, Documentary


Documentary film shot in Brittany about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers on the island of Ouessant and coast of Finistere.

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Les feux de la mer Directed by Jean Epstein

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  • francisca bacon's rating of the film Les feux de la mer

    If I had to pick one director to illustrate each chapter in J. Delumeau’s massive survey of fear in 14th-18th c. W Europe, the laureate for slippery and sibilant, obsequies-thirsty sea Leviathan would easily be Epstein. Fear is shield and coffin, it defends and defeats, devises and asphyxiates, expects the worst and goads the daredevils. Epstein observed this locked and mobile two-hand struggle between scare and dare

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