November 28, 2014
Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2014: Les Mystères du Château de Dé – Gian Marco Castro
Les Mystères du Château de Dé (The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice), 1929 // dir. Man Ray
Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide to drive to Paris. Country roads, hills, fences. The posh “chateau” appears again: meticulous garden, fancy interior, odd sculptures. And at home? “No one, NO ONE.” For the next two days, masked figures play dice, frolic by the pool, perform exercises with a ball. Two new figures arrive. Masked. They search and find the dice. They dance. Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice.