French Cinematheque publishes a movie from its archive for free every night on its new digital platform Henri. The first film published in Henri was La chute de la maison Usher in 1928.
French Cinematheque – La Cinémathèque française, which was founded by Henri Langlois and Lotte H. Eisner in the 1930s and has one of the largest movie archives in the world today, brings film lovers in its archive with a new digital platform. Inspired by Henri Langlois, this digital platform called Henri started broadcasting worldwide.
French Cinematheque announced that it will release a movie for free every night on its new digital platform. The first film released in Henri was The Fall of the House of Usher – La chute de la maison Usher in 1928.
The First Movie Published in Henri Becomes La Chute de la maison Usher by Jean Epstein
Tonight, La Cinémathèque française is launching HENRI, its streaming service with a new film every evening for free, starting with Jean Epstein’s THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER.
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Adapted from the short story of Edgar Allan Poe, La chute de la maison Usher bears the signature of Jean Epstein, one of the important representatives of the silent cinema era in France. The person who scripted Edgar Allan Poe’s work is master director Luis Buñuel.
The horror-thriller movie follows Allan, who visited the gloomy mansion of the Usher family. Starting to spend time in the mansion where his friend Rodereick’s patient wife, Madeline, portrays, Allan realizes that this picture is pulling Madeline’s life energy and killing it slowly.