The Fall of the House of Usher (2002)

The Fall of the House of Usher (2002)

– three films with live music

The Fall of the House of Usher (France, 1928) was Jean Epstein’s first film with his own production group and probably his best-known work. With Luis Buñuel as assistant director, Epstein fashioned a film in which the editing and rhythm imposed by the slow motion, super-impositions, travelling shots and a mobile camera contribute to the film’s unity. The quality of the photography evokes comparison with the greatest masterpieces of the German cinema.

Camera Makes Whoopee (dir. Norman McLaren, Helen Bigger, UK 1935)

Eaux d’artifice (dir: Kenneth Anger, USA 1953)

Music + direction: Charlie Barber

Musicians: Simon Stewart (soprano saxophone), Jonathan Burnett (violin), Nicolas Ramirez (violin), Rachel Robson (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello)

Technical Manager: Ian Buchanan


26.01.02CARDIFFChapter Cinema
01.02.02HARLECHTheatr Ardudwy
02.02.02FISHGUARDTheatr Gwaun
08.02.02ABERGAVENNYMelville Theatre, Drama Centre
16.11.19BRASOVVibrate Festival, Romania

With the financial support of: Holst Foundation, Musicians’ Union, HSBC Bank, Sgrin Media and the PRS Foundation



Vibrate Festial, Romania, 16 November 2019

Stills from the film


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