'Mr Eisenstein, I understand you are connected with the Kyenee-ma. I witnessed a Kye-nimatograph performance once.' - J. J. Thompson
It's better to see the 2005 restoration of this film than the version on YouTube, since it's Arno Wagner's luminous cinematography that's the major attraction.
"In The Chronicles of Grieshuus shot by Von Gerlach in 1924 from a short story by Theodore Storm, we found the natural landscape included like the idealized body of a certain form of spirit. Despite its fundamentally Germanic atmosphere (one thinks of Jean Paul and la Motte Fouqué), it was without doubt the most Scandinavian…