Still one of the best-known avant-garde films of the 1920s, Entr’acte was immediately heralded as a “cinematic masterpiece.” It stages a series of zany, disconnected scenes, including a chess match between Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, a dizzying roller coaster sequence or a hearse pulled by a camel.
Between the acts of a Dadaist ballet René Clair premiered Entr’acte: a short film chopped-and-screwed, abstractly and alternately slowed-down and sped-up. Sterling “cinéma pur,” avant-garde experimentation in the vein of Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, both of whom cameo here.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Ingmar Bergman, 1966, Sweden
Chantal Akerman, 1975, Belgium
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Charlie Kaufman, 2008, United States