DVD La Ville Moderne (The Modern City)
DVD La Ville Moderne (The Modern City)

DVD La Ville Moderne (The Modern City)

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The Modern City.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the birth of the modern city, that is, the electrified city, coincided with the arrival of the cinema. Tram and metro traffic cut through the streets and eliminated distance, neon lights and shop windows turned night into a second artificial day.


The modern city is an accelerated, fragmented, geometrised and decentralised world, a world that scrolls past you and is broadcast all around you.Avant-garde film-makers searched throughout the twentieth century for a way to reproduce these qualities in film and to celebrate their rhythms. This is what we see in this selection of films from the Centre Pompidou collection.

7 short films by the following 7 directors:
- Henri Chomette
- Eugène Deslaw
- Joris Ivens
- Peter Hutton
- Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
- Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky
- Charles & Strand Paul Sheeler


DVD PAL all zones - Black and white
French and English
78 min

8 x 140 x 118 MM
Éditions du Centre Pompidou
Books, DVD