Ballet mécanique

Ballet mécanique

Mechanický balet

  • Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
  • France
  • 1924, 19 min
Script: Fernand Léger
Photography: Dudley Murphy, Man Ray
Color: Black and white

“In this film the eye habit received quite a blow. My actors were a straw hat, shoes, bottles, bicycles, artificial limbs, faces, eyes, machines, lots of tricks and finally, a washerwoman. Mechanical Ballet is an experiment with the value of an object as an object. It is an anti-romantic work.” (Fernand Léger)

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Festival edition: 2009
Sections: Fascinations: Stuttgart 1929


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory