Thursday, January 20, 2011
Mauritz Stiller - Erotikon (1920)
Hailed as a sophisticated and subversive comedy well ahead of its time, this 1920 silent classic from Sweden stars Tora Teje as Irene, the bored wife of inattentive entomology professor Carpentier (Anders De Wahl). Seeking some spice in her life, she becomes involved with a dashing aviator but secretly desires her husband's best friend, Preben Wells (Lars Hanson). Meanwhile, the professor is beginning to get unusually close to his niece.