Vampyr (1932) Carl Theodor Dreyer

Vampyr poster

Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and settles in a small inn. In the night, an old man enters Gray’s room to tell him “she must not die”. One of the old man’s daughters, Leone, has been bitten by a vampire. To break the curse, Gray and Gisele must find the vampire.

Eldorado (1921) Marcel L’Herbier

Eldorado poster

Sibilla works as a dancer in El Dorado, a cabaret in Granada (Andalusia, Spain) trying to earn enough money to take care for her sick child.

Mother (1925) Jacques Feyder

Mother poster

A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man’s young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, resents his father’s new wife, not wanting her to take the place of his beloved mother, and makes life miserable for his new stepsister.

Ménilmontant (1926) Dimitri Kirsanoff

Menilmontant

A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.