After Alice Guy and Germaine Dulac, the series about female pioneers in the cinema industry will be about Marie-Louise Iribe, a French filmmaker who directed this adaptation of Goethe’s poem in 1931.
- After the screening, Brenda from RVK Feminist Film Festival will talk about the movie and Marie-Louise Iribe (in English).
- Alliance Française will turn the French tradition of King’s cake into Queen’s cake and offer a slice to each attendee.
« Marie-Louise Iribe’s La Roi des Aulnes (1929) adapts Goethe’s poem and Schubert’s song “The Erl-King”, an expression of the Romantic Era’s obsession with poetic death. The tragic episode concerns a father traveling through a forest by night with his son. The beautiful boy-child is wheedled and lured by a sinister creature who covets him. The father cannot see any of the supernatural events, interpreting them rationally, and since the boy is feverish, he might be hallucinating. » (https://www.popmatters.com/)
- Movie: 52 min – in French (no subtitles)
- Discussion: 30 min – in English