The Seashell and The Clergyman

A Flatpack Film Festival spotlight.

The opening film of the Flatpack Festival is The Seashell And The Clergyman. Made in 1927 by Germaine Dulac from a script by Antonin Artand it is widely considered the first surrealist film. If you fancy a bit of academia there’s a nice article on Dulac here and a couple of her films are on Google Video: La Souriante Madame Beudet (The Smiling Madame Beudet) and our feature La Coquille et le Clergyman (The Seashell And The Clergyman), though of course watching it on a monitor will not compare to the big screen at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter.

Especially as the film will be accompanied live by Minima, a four piece band comprising bass, drums, guitar and cello. They’ve also uploaded clips of their performance to Google Video so you can get an idea of what it’s like. Tickets for the event are £7.00 and also give entry to the launch party at the Actress and Bishop.