La Perle (The Pearl), 1929. 35 mm., black and white, 20'.
Henri d'Ursel's only film is inspired by surrealism. Its principal protagonist, Georges Hugnet, also wrote the scenario, an adaptation of Feuillade's film se...展开rials.
Henri d'Ursel was a Belgian film director and writer. He lived in Paris during the 1920s, at the height of the surrealist and avant-garde movements. In 1929 he wrote La Perle, under the pseudonym "Henri d'Arche", based on a story by Georges Hugnet. Returning to Belgium, in 1937 d'Ursel founded Le Prix de l’Image, a precursor to film festivals of experimental cinema. At the outbreak of the second world war, he founded Le Séminaire des Arts, a prestigious Belgian film club, and precursor of the Musée du cinéma de Bruxelles. D'Ursel was a friend of both Charles Dekeukeleire and Henri Storck. He was for 25 years vice-president of the Belgian Royal Film Archive.