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.

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.

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) Jean Epstein

The Fall of the House of Usher poster

Allan visits the sinister Usher family mansion, where his friend Roderick is painting a portrait of his sickly wife Madeline. The portrait seems to be draining the life out of Madeline, slowly leading to her death.

Nana (1926) Jean Renoir

Nana poster

When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.

The Faithful Heart (1923) Jean Epstein

The Faithful Heart poster

Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two occasions, but Paul retains a hold over her.