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Pirandello 150 Film Screening – Feu Mathias Pascal with James Leo Cahill
December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto
The Italian Cultural Institute
The Goggio Chair in Italian Studies
in collaboration with
The Cinema Studies Institute at the University of Toronto
Film and Lecture Series
Innis College Town Hall
Innis College – 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
PIRANDELLO 150 (Click here to all the events)
FEU MATHIAS PASCAL
Dir. Marcel L’Herbier, 1926
Starring Ivan Mozzhukin
Silent, French Intertitles and English Subtitles, 170 min.
In Feu Mathias Pascal (The Living Dead Man), the titular character marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a controlling mother. Soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well as his job as assistant librarian. His only moments of respite are the time he spends with his mother and his baby, but both die on the same day. Shocked he leaves his hometown and gets to Monte Carlo, where he wins a fortune at the Casino. Returning home, he reads his own obituary in a paper. A body found in a creek is mistakenly connected with his disappearance. Mathias decides to start a new life in Rome, but things don’t turn out the way he had hoped.