"Poil de Carotte"

“Poil de Carotte”

The 53rd annual International Film Series will continue with the 1925 French film “Poil de Carotte (Carrot Top)” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Plaster Hall’s Cornell Auditorium.

Filmmaker Julien Duvivier filmed the story twice, once in 1925 as a silent film and again in 1932 with sound. In the film, little Redhead makes mute appeal to the coldness of his mother who has born him illegitimately and for this reason lives with her husband in complete estrangement.

The Missouri Southern Film Society screened an aging 16mm print of “Poil de Carotte” in 1980. The March 24 screening is a new digital restoration of the silent film with a newly composed soundtrack.

Admission is free and open to the public. The series will continue on April 7 with Aleksander Ford’s portrayal of medieval Poland’s fight for independence, “The Knights of the Teutonic Order.”