EYE organized a Dutch Premiere after 98 years of the movie 'Thaïs', in a compilation programme with performances of Professor Russolo.

In the 1910’s, the futurists called for an art that glorified speed and violence, one that above all reflected the dynamism of the machine age. Outrage and irony were their motors. Film was the medium that came closest to these artistic ideals - but they made only a handful of them.

The Cinémathèque Française in Paris holds an original print of the only surviving film related to Italian Futurism: ‘Thais’, made in 1916 by Futurist photographer Anton Giulio Bragaglia with the collaboration of Futurist set designer Enrico Prampolini. EYE organized a Dutch Premiere after 98 years, in a compilation programme with performances of Professor Russolo. The film is restored by the George Eastman House in Rochester.

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  • Documentation by Rongwrong
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