Grémillon in the Thirties
La Petite Lise
France | 1930 | Jean Grémillon
In the first sound film by the mostly unknown-and-unappreciated-in-America French master Jean Grémillon, a convict returns home from prison to discover that his daughter has turned to prostitution. Can he save her—and himself? This painterly movie with sparse dialogue “has the most impressive use of sound I know of,” according to film critic Fred Patton.
84 min. Subtitles.
Imported 35mm print from the Institut Français!
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