january, 2019

17jan2:00 PMLeading Women: On the Trail of Cunégonde2:00 PM Watershed

Event Details

THURS 17 Jan 1400hrs
Watershed £5.00 – £8.00

Around 1912-1913, the French company Société Lux produced comedies with the main character Cunégonde. The surviving films feature the same actress playing either an unruly maid, an annoying spinster or a ferocious wife (always called Cunégonde). The true identity of the actress playing Cunégonde has been a mystery for decades, until now… This presentation by Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator of Eye Filmmuseum, will include a screening of the surviving films along with what we now know about the actress. Discover this extraordinary story about a mysterious woman who was internationally acclaimed in her time but was then lost for more than a century. With live piano accompaniment from John Sweeney.


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