Giornate del Cinema Muto

Serge Bromberg – Lobster Films #GCM36

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New recently found and restored works of the great Georges Melies.

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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Serge Bromberg, head of Lobster Films, at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival.

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Filmmaker, film preservationist, and head of Lobster Films Serge Bromberg, was at the 36th Giornate del Cinema Muto, the Pordenone Silent Film Festival. We interviewed him there for the first time. We begin the interview by asking him about Lobster Films. He describes his company as a “unique company in its genre.” In short, Lobster Films is an idea to find films that are lost (it is generally believed that at least half of the films that were ever produced are lost), gather them like an archive, restore them and, most importantly, share them with an audience. We also asked Bromberg where his passion for early and classic cinema comes from and, regarding the early films, about what he believes to be a contemporary audience’s reaction to silent films that may have been made over 120 years ago. Finally, Bromberh attended the Pordenone Silent Film Festival also to present a real treat: one of two films by the great Georges Melies, which were deemed lost but were found and restored by Lobster Films. The film that was presented in Pordenone was The Wonderful Rose Tree, from 1904, while the other, presented in Bologna earlier this year at Il Cinema Ritrovato, was The Triple-Headed Lady, from 1901. He told us a little bit about Melies, and the fascinating story of the recovery of these films.

For the official website of the festival, click here.

 

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Serge Bromberg
  • Interviewee role
    Head of Lobster Films
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