1921-1930Alexandre VolkoffDramaFranceSilent

Alexandre Volkoff – Casanova (1927)

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the Blackhawk Films® Collection, Lobster Films and Le Giornate del Cinema Muto (Pordenone, Italy) is honored to present this newly restored edition Casanova (1927), with a new orchestral score by Günter A. Buchwald, performed by the San Marco Orchestra.

The iconic French historical drama Casanova, directed by Alexandre Volkoff, and set in 1760s Venice, stars renowned silent film actor Ivan Mosjoukine as the famous philanderer Giacomo Casanova in a flamboyant spectacle of romance, comedy, and intrigue. Shot on location in the Austrian Alps and in Venice, Casanova portrays its dashing central player enjoying a sumptuous and flirtatious existence, until his precarious behavior alerts his rivals and forces him into a life-or-death scenario. Produced by Films Albatros, the film also features Diana Karenne, Suzanne Bianchetti and Rudolf Klein-Rogge.

This brand-new dual-disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD edition is made possible thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Cinémathèque française. It utilizes a safety fine grain of Renée Lichtig’s restoration of the film struck from the nitrate camera negative and an original diacetate stencil-colored reel in the collections of la Cinémathèque française, Paris.

3.57GB | 2h 40m | 768×576 | mkv


Language(s):French intertitles
Subtitles:English, Italian

One Comment

  1. In a few words:
    A magnificent Albatros production depicting the exciting adventures of Giacomo Casanova, full of twists and turns and sharp looks!
    Great casting. Casanova’s two maids in the first part look like they’re from a Borowczyk film.
    The colourised sequence of the Venice’s carnival is wonderful.
    Ironically, Ivan Mosjoukine, a magnetic silent film star, fell into oblivion with the advent of talkies – his strong Russian accent prevented him from pursuing his career in France.
    In contrast, Michel Simon, who has an uncredited role here as a guard, became one of the most popular actors of the inter-war period.
    A must-see for all silent movies lovers.
    Thanks for posting!

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