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Pirandello 150: Screening of Feu Mathias Pascal

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 dicembre 2017

italian cultureToronto (Canada) 5 December, 6:00PM Innis College Town Hall – 2 Sussex Ave, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate Luigi Pirandello, the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto and the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, present Pirandello 150, a Film and Lecture Series. Professor James Leo Cahill presents FEU MATHIAS PASCAL (The Living Dead Man), directed by Marcel L’Herbier, starring Ivan Mozzhukin (Silent, French Intertitles and English Subtitles, 170 min., 1926)
James Leo Cahill’s research focuses on French cinema, documentary and experimental media, and critical theory. He has a special interest in scientific cinema and animals and moving image media. His first book, Cinema’s Copernican Vocation: Zoological Surrealism and the Early Films of Jean Painlevé, istituto italiano cultura torontois forthcoming in 2018 from the University of Minnesota Press. He is beginning a project on the postwar French cinema and literature of exploration and its conceptualizations of the world, the globe, and globalization in the contexts of collaboration, colonialism, and coca-colonisation as well as a project on media temporalities. He is general editor of Discourse: Journal of Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. During 2017-18 he will be a residential fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and a visiting professor at the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago.
In Feu Mathias Pascal (The Living Dead Man), the titular character marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a controlling mother. Soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well as his job as assistant librarian. His only moments of respite are the time he spends with his mother and his baby, but both die on the same day. Shocked he leaves his hometown and gets to Monte Carlo, where he wins a fortune at the Casino. Returning home, he reads his own obituary in a paper. A body found in a creek is mistakenly connected with his disappearance. Mathias decides to start a new life in Rome, but things don’t turn out the way he had hoped. Entrance: Free.

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