Mario Ruspoli: Five Short Films
DIRECTOR: MARIO RUSPOLI
Q&A with filmmaker Florence Dauman following both screenings.
1958 / 24 mins / DCP
THE LAST DRINK
1964 / 20 mins / DCP
1970 / 14 mins / DCP
1972 / 10 mins / DCP
THREE CHEERS FOR THE WHALE
1972 / 17 mins / DCP
A program of Ruspoli’s shorts gathering vanguard works that display the range of his insatiable curiosity and the depth of his talents: The Whalers is his influential portrait of the last whale fishermen to work with harpoons, living in the Azores, while the later Three Cheers for the Whale uses still images to give an abridged history of the whaling industry, featuring commentary written by Chris Marker. The Last Drink documents the process of detox treatments at a hospital in Bordeaux, while Chaval and Le Chavalanthrope are two tributes to Ruspoli’s longtime friend, the humorist and cartoonist Chaval, made after his suicide in 1968.
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata in collaboration with Argos Films
Screening as a part of Mario Ruspoli: Prince of the Whales and Other Rarities.
Please be advised that these films depict scenes of animal death, and may be disturbing to some viewers.