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Silent Cinema

Femme fatale, Vamp, Flapper and Other Stereotypes of Women in Silent Film
"The Mysterious Lady" (1928) by Fred Niblo

17, 18 March 2017
ver vídeo

The Mysterious Lady (1928, USA) by Fred Niblo, with Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel and Gustav von Seyffertitz (90')
Presentation: Marta Sanz

The main character plays a Russian spy in Vienna who questions her professional duties for love. A Russian agent in Vienna questions her professional duties for love. For the Swedish actress Greta Garbo, in her role as a spy, this was the immediate precedent to one of her greatest roles in Hollywood, the mythical Mata Hari. Based on the novel by the Polish writer Ludwig Wolff, the director was also responsible for the Hollywood adaptations of classical adventure novels, such as The Three Musketeers and The Mark of Zorro, as well as several by Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.

On Saturday, the video of the presentation recorded the day before will be shown.

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