Dreams, mystery, suspense, comedy, psychological indecision, and tangled romance are unfolding in Le Brasier ardent (1923), directed and starred by Ivan Mosjoukine from Russia. The avant-garde and rich film possibilities of the Impressionists of the 1920s. The movie starts from a hyper-realistic nightmare in a different space. The woman is going through a strange and uneasy torment. The fast editing clips are eye-catching, the exaggerated makeup is magnified in the close-up, and the contrast between light and shadow is deliberately emphasized.
The burning flame announced that the suspense will be solved. Switching to the real world, the woman's identity turned out to be a beloved wife, living in a room in a mansion, serving meals at the touch of a button, and servants serving and dressing up, but for some reason the lack of it filled her soul. The key is that when the nightmare is haunted, the photo retouching service husband also notices the abnormality, and turns to the detective who "recovers everything", hoping to bring all the truth back to the trance wife's heart. In the specially designed studio scene, you can glimpse the possibility of the movie like magic, avant-garde, beyond imagination, and even try to transform imagery into actual dramatic tension.
This is exactly how to revisit the avant-garde and creative nature of cinema in the 1920s and how it unfolded in response to the times. Le_brasier_ardent_Mosjoukine Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Studio Center "Burning Flame" stills After experiencing the European continent after the First World War, traditional values were swayed and shaken. The literary and artistic trend of modernism made various creators reflect on it. The economic prosperity and rich culture of the crazy era made the exploration of film aesthetics also possible. Numerous schools and theories have emerged, and different artistic techniques and ideologies have successively displayed their ideas in the images, such as impression, three-dimensional, abstract, Dada, performance, future, composition, surreal, etc., forming a complex and intertwined cultural phenomenon, and Initiate the development of the film aesthetics movement.