Life and Deaths of Max Linder

dir. Edward Porembny / 2024 / Poland, France, US, Belgium / 99min.
The film depicts Max Linder, the first international screen star who was once revered in France, throughout Europe and in Hollywood.

Searching for documentation about Max Linder, we found in an abandoned house a trunk sealed for 100 years, with a film from 1926 by an unknown filmmaker. The film depicts Max Linder, the first international screen star who was once revered in France, throughout Europe and in Hollywood. This pioneer of early silent film comedy was a mentor to Charlie Chaplin. Max miraculously avoided death five times. And finally, at the height of his artistic powers, he and his adored wife committed a double suicide. How was this possible?

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duration:
99 min
country / year of production:
Poland, France, US, Belgium / 2024
director:
Edward Porembny
cinematography:
Joo Joostberens
producer:
Edward Porembny / AMP Polska Edward Porembny
selected festivals and awards:
2024 – Millennium Docs Against Gravity IFF: World Premiere
sections:
Muse and Inspiration
competitions:
Best Polish Film Award
tags:
Polish films biopic art movie about film fiction / non-fiction

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