Movie 3min

Les Rameaux. Hosanna! (de Faure) (1909)

Not rated.

Facts
Director Louis Feuillade
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) Les Rameaux (chant religieux)
(Original) 'Hosannah!' Les Rameaux (de Faure)
Production
Categories
Based on Song Based on the Bible Black and White Entry into Jerusalem Hymn Jesus Christ Short Silent Film Sukkot
Description

This one scene film of Jesus riding into Jerusalem was made to illustrate the Jewish liturgical poem "Hosannah" that refers to a commandment (mitzvah) practiced in the Temple in Jerusalem at the week-long Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles. The same painted backdrop was used as in "L’Aveugle de Jérusalem" by Louis Feuillade. The film was meant to be accompanied together with a gramophone recording of the religious hymn “Hosanna” from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, op. 48, composed between 1887 and 1890. Both the corresponding shellac disc by Gaumont(in private collection) and the film(in George Eastman Museum) itself is almost fully preserved(except the beginning and the end).

The movie shows Jesus riding into Jerusalem in the background while a bearded man is in focus in the front, facing the camera, miming in sync the song that accompanied the film. In this way, it was an early movie with sound although they were separate.

The translation of the hymn goes like this:

Join all and sing, His name declare,
Let every voice resound with acclamation.
Hosanna! Praised be the Lord!
Bless Him whom cometh to bring us salvation!

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Cast
Unavailbale.
Crew
Louis Feuillade - Director