• Director

    Julien Duvivier

  • With

    Jean Murat, Thomy Bourdelle, Suzanne Christy

  • France 1929. 95min

  • 2K digital restoration by Lobster Films

  • English subtitles

  • With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney

The bleak view of humanity that preoccupies Julien Duvivier’s later films, such as Pépé le Moko (1937), is also evident in his silent film work. The visually striking and recently rediscovered The Divine Voyage concerns a cruel Breton ship-owner who risks the lives of his crew in an unseaworthy vessel. His daughter seeks aid from the Virgin Mary to save her sailor sweetheart from shipwreck and mutiny.