Film

Broken Blossoms

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USA  ·  1919  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Black and White  ·  90'  ·  o.v. Silent

Pre-opening screening of the Locarno Film Festival with live music performed by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Music by Carl Davis. Music commissioned by Thames Television for Channel 4. Performed by arrangement with Faber Music, London on behalf of Carl Davis.
Screening

Wednesday 3 | 8 | 2022, 15:30  ·  Palexpo (FEVI)  ·  Sub. Italian

Broken Blossoms contains culturally insensitive depictions of people and their culture. These stereotypes were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Removing them would mean denying their existence. Instead, we choose to make them a teachable moment to stimulate dialogue and create a more inclusive future together.

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A Limehouse, bassofondo londinese, il legame tra Lucy, tredicenne tiranneggiata dal padre, e Cheng Huan, mite buddista giunto dalla Cina, sfida la brutale violenza del genitore alcolizzato della ragazza. Affinando le innovazioni linguistiche della sua ricerca e grazie alla celebre prova di Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith firma uno dei suoi film più intimi, un melodramma di sapore vittoriano su fatalità e sacrificio.

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Director

D. W. Griffith

Cast

Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Donald Crisp

Producer

D.W. Griffith (uncredited)

Cinematography

G.W. Bitzer

Editing

James Smith (uncredited)

Screenplay

D. W. Griffith

Based on

"The Chink and the Child" (1916) by Thomas Burke

Production

D.W. Griffith Productions

International sales

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