Luis Buñuel co-wrote the screenplay with Epstein, his second film credit, having previously worked as assistant director on Epstein's film Mauprat from 1926.
The critic Geoff Andrew describes it as "One of the most entrancingly beautiful horror films of the silent era, this version of Poe’s tale by a leading member of the French avant-garde is less concerned with story than with creating and sustaining a haunting, even morbid atmosphere evocative of feverish dream or madness. The sets and camerawork are stunning, and both time and place are distorted to impressively strange effect.
Showing with The Ossuary (Kostnice) (Czechoslovakia. Dir Jan Svankmajer 10min).
Book tickets here from[masked] for members and from[masked] for non-members
This is a meetup group for people who love or are curious about Silent Film. It is an opportunity to watch silent films in great venues in and around London and to meet and chat to other enthusiasts after the event, over a coffee, drink or a meal.
Hopefully, as well as being fun it will be a way to meet others and to share knowledge.
Let's help keep silent film alive and support the venues that show them!