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  Erik Satie (left) and Francis Picabia.
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Entr’acte
(1924) French
B&W : Two reels / 583 metres
Directed by René Clair

Cast: Jean Börlin [the hunter; and the magician], Francis Picabia [the shirtsleeve man with the cannon; and the assassin], Erik Satie [the behatted man with the cannon], Marcel Duchamp [a chess player], Man Ray [a chess player], Inge Fries [the bearded ballet dancer]

Rolf de Maré production. / Scenario by Picabia (Francis Picabia) and René Clair. Cinematography by Jimmy Berliet. Original music score by Erik Satie. / Premiered 4 December 1924. General release, 21 January 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was originally intended as an interlude for Satie’s score for the ballet Relâche, presented by the Swedish Ballet at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in 1924.

Experimental: Avant-garde.

Survival status: Print exists in the Cinémathèque française film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Avant-garde

Listing updated: 3 October 2009.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 242-244, 245, 247, 248, 249, 329, 331, 332, 376; Bohn-Light pp. 162, 193; Geduld-Birth p. 39; Sinyard-Silent p. 168.

Home video: DVD.

 
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