Past Film/Video

Coeur fidèle

(The Faithful Heart, Jean Epstein, 1923)
With live music by Alloy Orchestra

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The renowned Alloy Orchestra—whom Roger Ebert called “the best in the world at accompanying silent film”—returns to provide its signature musical accompaniment to this recent restoration of Jean Epstein’s Coeur fidèle. The formal tour de force transforms a tragic love story into a visual feast set against the bars, docks, and amusements of old Marseille. An influential critic and theorist, Epstein was also one of France’s most important early filmmakers, best known today for his 1928 adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. (84 mins., DCP)

Woman's portrait

Coeur fidèle, image courtesy of The Festival Agency

A couple leans on one another

Coeur fidèle, image courtesy of The Festival Agency

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Coeur fidèle