The Lost Garden: The Life And Cinema Of Alice Guy-blache

A fascinating 1995 Canadian documentary by Marquise LePage about Alice Guy-Blache, the French film pioneer (1873-1968) who was the head of production at Gaumont for several years after the turn of the century. It’s estimated that she produced, directed, or wrote more than 700 films. Several talking-head interviews are featured, including ones with Guy-Blache, near the end of her life, and with Francis Lacassin, a major historian of early French silent cinema. (JR)

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