• Greek Title Ισπανική γιορτή
  • English Title Spanish fiesta
  • Original Title La fête espagnole
  • Year: 1920
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: France
  • Duration: 26'
  • Director: Germaine Dulac
  • Scriptwriter: Louis Delluc
  • Cinematography: Paul Parguel
  • Cast: Eve Francis, Gaston Modot, Jean Toulout, Robert Delsol, Anna Gay
  • Production: Les Films Louis Nalpas
  • Color: Color / Black & White
  • Audio: Silent
  • Language: French
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Αποκατεστημένη σε 4Κ από τη Cinémathèque française το 2020, από ένα ατελές αρνητικό νιτρικό φιλμ της συλλογής της και από μια ατελή επιχρωματισμένη κόπια που βρέθηκε στα αρχεία του CNC, από την οποία χρησιμοποιήθηκαν οι μεσότιτλοι. Το σενάριο του Ντελίκ, από τα αρχεία της Cinémathèque française, επέτρεψε να αποδοθούν τα τμήματα που λείπουν. Η επιχρωματισμένη νιτρική κόπια ήταν σημείο αναφοράς για τη χρωματική αναπαραγωγή. Το αρχικό φιλμ ήταν 1.671 μέτρα κι αυτή η αποκαταστημένη εκδοχή καλύπτει το ένα τρίτο της ταινίας. Restored in 4K by La Cinémathèque française in 2020, from the incomplete nitrate negative kept in its collections and an incomplete tinted nitrate copy found at CNC archives from which the intertitles have been taken. Delluc's screenplay, preserved at the Cinémathèque française, allowed to complete the missing parts. The tinted nitrate print was used as a reference for color reproduction. The original film was 1.671 meters and this restored version corresponds to a third of the film.
  • Print Source: Cinémathèque française

During a festival day in a small Spanish town, a dancer finds herself between two friends that equally desire her. Amused and indifferent, she submits the idea of a duel to decide between them, while she points her attention elsewhere. The film is an excellent example of impressionistic style by the great Germaine Dulac, with its accelerating rhythm of movement and editing.

Germaine Dulac (1882-1942) was a pioneer French director, cinema theorist, journalist and feminist. A cultivated person, passionate about music and photography and collaborating in feminist magazines, in the 20s she became the heart of the avant-garde French impressionism in film. However, her “visual symphonies” were often misunderstood by the public. She moved away from directing in 1928, to occupy until upon her death the post of Deputy Director of Gaumont News.



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