EYE at the 36th Giornate del Cinema Muto

EYE at the 36th Giornate del Cinema Muto

woensdag 27 september 2017


This year EYE is bringing the record number of thirty films to the Giornate del Cinema Muto!

The biggest and longest running silent film festival of the world hosts more than a thousand guests in its immens theater, and is also the place where the international silent film crowd gets together to watch silent films with live music, from 9AM till after midnight. There are daily musical masterclasses, book launches and presentations by archive specialists.

EYE will also present a ‘dialogue’ on Monday (Oct. 2nd) about the recently acquired Van der Molen/Manshanden nitrate collection. The collection has already drawn international attention since the first weeks of its registration, through the discovery of the lost Hungarian film A Munkazsubbony from 1914.










Among the EYE highlights, there is the world premiere of The Reckless Age (US, 1924) on Monday, restored by NBC/Universal from a unique nitrate print found at EYE, through our collaboration project with the National Film Preservation Foundation.

The yearly Desmet Collection screening is called 'For a Better Vision' and is dedicated to films about ‘blindness’. In addition, also our recently discovered and restored film Petite Simone (FR, 1918) will be screened for the first time.

The other EYE films are spread among the other sections of the festival, like the European Westerns, and mainly the ‘Nasty Women’ where we have 16 films!

List of all EYE films on the program:


Coeur Ardent (FR, 1912)*

Sulla via dell'oro (IT, 1913)*

Nel paese dell'oro (IT, 1913)*



Reckless age, The (US, 1924) restored by NBC/Universal through NFPF

The Right to Happiness (US 1919) Dutch intertitles

Petite Simone (FR, 1918)


DESMET COLLECTION "For a Better Vision" (Monday, Oct. 2nd. 4pm):

Mieux Valait la Nuit (Was Ik Maar Blind Gebleven)(Fr, 1911)*

Amma, le voleur aveugle (FR, 1912)

Le Coeur et les Yeux (Fr, 1911)*

Modeschau im Zoo (D, 1915)

Water Lilies (US, 1911)*

Mr.Myope Chasse/The Sportsman (FR, 1910)

Le Mensonge de Jean le Manchot (FR, 1911)*

Blinden Instituut en Ooglijders Gasthuis te Bandoeng (1912-1913)



Cunégonde trop curieuse (FR 1912)*

Onésime et la toilette de Mademoiselle Badinois (FR 1912)*

Het Onwillige Dienstmeisje/ Unidentified Cunegonde Episode (FR, 1912)

Le Singe De Petronille (FR, 1913)*

Animal Lover [Dierenvriend] (FR, 1912?)

Le Bateau De Leontine (FR, 1911)*

Les Ficelles De Leontine (FR, 1910)

The New Air Fan [Ventilateur Brevete] (FR, 1911)

Amour Et Musique (FR, 1911)*

Un Ravalement Precipite (FR, 1911)*

Rosalie Et Son Phonographe (FR, 1911)*

Rosalie Emmenage (FR, 1911)

Lea Bambola (IT, 1913)*

Patouillard A Une Femme Jalouse (Fr, 1912)*

Cunegonde Femme Cochere (FR, 1913)*

Lea Sui Pattini (IT, 1911)

Films marked with (*) are from EYE Filmmuseum Desmet Collection.


Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator of Silent Film.



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