L'Homme du Large with Paul McGann

Sunday, 22 Mar 20 at 20:00 PM
£14/£11.50 conc
Closing Night Gala
£14/£11.50 conc
A powerful conclusion to HippFest 10, with mesmeric live narration by acclaimed screen actor Paul McGann.

Severe and deeply religious, Nolff is a fisherman who lives with his wife, daughter and son on the Breton coast, far from the temptations of the city. From his remote cliff-top home, Nolff dedicates himself to his fishing and to raising his son Marcel, as "a free man, a sailor". But Marcel is idle and selfish, exploiting his father's blind affection, and rejecting the old man's passionate devotion to the sea and all it represents. With beautifully stylised, poetic inter-titles, haunting symbolic imagery and striking use of natural settings this is a memorable fable of the opposing elements of earth and water, of the corrupt modern world and the timeless purity of the ocean.

Dir. Marcel L'Herbier | France | 1920 | French inter-titles with live English translation | 1h 24m + short accompanied by Mike Nolan
With: Roger Karl, Jaque Catelain, Marcelle Pradot, Charles Boyer

Performing live: Paul McGann (narration), Neil Brand (piano), Frank Bockius (percussion)

Screening courtesy of Gaumont Pathe Archives © Gaumont

BOOK the bus home - leaves from the Hippodrome to Linlithgow Train Station after this screening. Just £3 - book your seat when you book your ticket.

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