Museum Collection, Gosfilmofond and "Illusion" cinema go forwards with the project "Cultural Exchange"

This week, within the framework of the project “Cultural Exchange” new film screening is started. It is timed to coincide with the 175th birth anniversary of the prominent French artisan Emile Gallé (1846-1904), a reformer of art glassmaking, creator of world-famous vases and furniture designer that had become a mastermind of the Nancy school and one of the main Modern Art theorists by the end of the 19th century. As part of the project, the Illusion cinema will screen the film By Patrice Forget "Galle, the creator and the rebel ..." / Sous les Gallé, la fièvre... (1999, 65 min.) - a documentary about the work and political views of the great Frenchman. The film presents not only Gallé - the artist, but a public figure as well. Emile Galle was a staunch humanist; participated in the famous Dreyfus affair; organized evening schools for the working class; advocated for politician, journalist and prisoner of conscience William O'Brien; and the Irish autonomy movement; defended the Armenians that suffered from the genocide of 1894-1896; created various glass and wood items dealing with these topics.

In December 1999, at the 13th UNESCO International Art Film Festival, the film won the Grand Prix for the script. The film is preceded by the stage director address to the audience in Russia, recorded pointedly for the project Cultural Exchange.

The screening will be followed up by the themed tour in the museum Collection. It includes a tour through the jubilee exhibition “Emile Galle. Ballad about Glass” and the museum permanent exhibition, which is based on the ancient self-playing musical instruments, mechanical rarities and decorative art items created by the prominent artisans in the 19th-20th centuries.

Screenings will run until the end of September. The duration of the program, including the excursion, is 2 hours.
Schedule of sessions is on the website of the cinema Illusion.