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THE MAHARAJAH'S FAVOURITE WIFE (EARLY CINEMA AND FEMALE AUDIENCE)

26.01.2018

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

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vendredi 26 01 2018: 20h30

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Special screening
With the support of < CID Fraen an Gender >
Book presentation and introduction to the film by Andrea Haller

Maharadjahens Yndlingshustru Danemark 1917 / intertitres danois traduits en anglais / 64' / De : Robert Dinesen / Avec :Gunnar Tolnaes, Lilly Jacobsson / Copie restaurée par le Danish Film Institute   >  accompagnement live au piano par Hughes Maréchal

Leaving the man who loves her, the beautiful Elly accepts the marriage proposal of a Maharajah and follows him to India. But soon, she wants to run away from the harem...
 
« The Maharajah's Favourite Wife became a crash box-office hit wherever it was distributed, and while the harem scenes probably didn't hurt, the main attraction was beyond any doubt the fairytale plot: Elly, a rather ordinary European girl, wins the true love of a fabulously rich, handsome Indian prince. Within the patriarchal order of his male privileges (the harem), she rises to a position deemed privileged by the logic of the film's happy ending. » (Mariann Lewinsky)
 
>  Introduction to the film and book presentation (in English) by Andrea Haller, film historian and author of the book « Eine Episode aus unserem Dasein. Frühes Kino in Deutschland - Programmgestaltung und weibliches Publikum » (Filmgeschichte International. Schriftenreihe der Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, 2016).
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