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Maman colibri

A Feature film by Julien Duvivier

Produced by Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

Release in France : 05/02/1930

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Le Film d'Art (Vandal et Delac)

Subject

Duvivier's last silent film is an unusual one for him: it's not about a woman who brings a man or child to his doom, but of a woman whose insistence on her own youth and freedom destroys herself: she leaves her children and husband for what she imagines is lasting love with the ever-youthful Francis Lederer, only to discover, too late, that her time is past.

Duvivier directs with a sympathy for Maria Jacobini's character, Baroness Irene de Rysbergue, unusual for him, and accentuates her self-indulgence with a loving close-ups of the actresses' face, and luxurious moving shots that would soon grow scarce in the cinema. Mademoiselle Jacobini is excellent in the role, and Lederer, as her lover, is very good. But the time for silent movies was passing and all too soon, the time for this sort of work would be gone. Duvivier's next movie would be  David Golder and even though he would survive and even produce more great works, they would never again lack this sort of camera movement.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (5)

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Julien Duvivier, Joe May, Hans Szekely

Producers :

Marcel Vandal, Charles Delac

Production Designers :

Christian-Jaque, Fernand Delattre

Author of original work :

Henry Bataille

Directors of Photography :

Armand Thirard, Gaston Haon, René Guychard

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

Silent

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Nationality :

100% French

Production year :

1929

French release :

05/02/1930

Runtime :

1 h 55 min

Current status :

Released

Approval :

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.33

Audio format :

Silent