Pasteur (1922)

Jean Benoit-Lévy’s silent documentary detailing chronologically Pasteur’s life, directed by Jean Epstein and based on a screenplay by Edmond Epardaud, with most of the story taken from “La Vie de Pasteur” by René Vallery Radot, adapted by Edmond Floury. Intertitles tell us of his discovery of microbes. Scenes filmed on location where he lived and reconstructed sets alternate between informational intertitles. 

Director: Jean Epstein (co-director) & Jean Benoît-Lévy (co-director) (as J.B. Lévy).
Stars: Charles Mosnier, Robert Tourneur, Maurice Touzé, Jean Rauzena, Paul Jorge.


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  1. Patrick
    July 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for this. I love your site and work. Beautiful.

  2. Michael
    February 12, 2020

    a gem of film. Thank you Jon

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