From Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 January, the Nederlands Silent Film Festival presents five beautiful, touching and hilarious silent films accompanied with live music via livestream.
One of the focuses of this edition will be on female artists and crew during the silent film period. With work of Germaine Dulac, Henny Porten and Mabel Normand. Anke Brouwers will talk about her new book MOOI ZIJN EN ZWIJGEN. About the versatility of silent film and the most striking women of the American silent film industry.
You can join the festival online and watch silent film all weekend for only € 10. excl service fee.
You can watch the livesteam of the evening before up until 23 hours before the next livestream starts.
Thursday 13 January
BLOOD AND SAND
Not only did this 1922 blockbuster placed Rudolph Valentino on the map, but Dorothy Arzner’s extraordinary editing is equally worth admiring.
Friday 14 January
One of the most important female filmmakers in early European film history and played an important role in the French avant-garde and surrealism.
Saturday 15 January
RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS):
HENNY PORTEN EN MABEL NORMAND
Two grand actresses who not only worked before the camera but were also very active behind the scenes, f.i. as producer.
Sunday 16 January
LOVE AND THE DEVIL
A famous Venetian opera singer marries a rich but jealous man. A film full of seduction, passion and jealousy, with a tension that is held until the very end.