vintage lithographs

‘Asphalte’ Film Poster, French Release , 1929.

(The german pre-talkie asphalt mobilizes its simple plot in the service of an ambitious artistic vision. A beautiful young girl, played with superb emotional range by Betty Amann, is arrested for shoplifting only to seduce the police officer called to arrest her. Throughout the film, the story threatens to descend into melodrama, but is salvaged by its soaring cinematography and inspired set design, which combine to give Asphalt a captivating elegance.)