The film ran with a recorded orchestral soundtrack by Marc-Olivier Dupin. His sensuous symphonic score gave the film an exotic atmosphere, & the use of viola & double bass solos was distinctive. The intertitles are all in French, so Mr. Borger did a live translation, though the soundtrack's orchestra sometimes drowned him out. There was one intermission, & altogether the event lasted just under 5 hours. This was less well attended than other festival screenings I've been to. I had empty seats on both sides of me in the balcony.
Director: Henri Fescourt
1929, France, 218 mins.
§ Mel Novikoff Award: Lenny Borger: Monte-Cristo
May 3, 2015 1:00 p.m. Sundance Kabuki Cinemas