Bernard Natan could be described as one of the fathers of French cinema. How did he come to be completely forgotten, especially so in France? How is it that what little attention is paid to him centres on his alleged career as a pioneer and performer in early gay and BDSM porn? Why was Bernard Natan's name erased from the history of cinema, despite the fact that he dominated the French film industry for much of the '20s and '30s? David Cairns and Paul Duane have excavated an extraordinary tale that aims to rewrite the history of European cinema. Rumours have swarmed around his story for decades but this documentary finally brings the truth to light. 'An extraordinary forgotten story - a superb documentary' - The Irish Times.
This eye opening documentary will appeal to those cinephiles with an appreciation of the history of the medium. Natan looks at someone who should have been the most influential name in early cinema, but is now regarded as a pornographer instead.
--𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘦, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘙𝘦𝘦𝘭--
A new documentary from Paul Duane is a reason to enter into the cinema with the buzzing anticipation that you are about to encounter the fascinating life of a character whose story burns up the screen.
--𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘎𝘢𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘯, 𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘮 𝘐𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥--
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗜𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟰
Film running time: 1h 6min
Director: Paul Duane, David Cairns
Producer : Paul Duane
Script : David Cairns
Editor : Eoin McDonagh
Ex Producer : Craig McCall
Music : Seti The First
Voiceover Artist : Gavin Mitchell
Camera : Paul Duane, David Cairns, Rob Cawley, Louis-Joseph Auguste, Simon Fanthorpe, Jon Ebright
𝙒𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨: 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙮; 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙬, 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙖𝙬.