HERE & NOW Andersen film interpretations at MoMA, New York

In celebration of the Andersen bicentenary, the MoMA will present half a dozen film version of the fairytale "The Little Matchgirl". The project is supported by The Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and opens this Saturday 9 April.

By awk - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 05 April 2005

The films span almost a century (the oldest being from 1915) and reflect multifaceted interpretations of this celebrated and cherished fairytale, which has inspired artists, children and adults throughout the ages. The museum as consulted a wide range of different archives worldwide to present a programme that features as diverse filmmakers as Jean Renoir, Aki Kaurismäki and Andy Warhol.

Tulitikkutehtaan tytto. (The Match Factory Girl). 1990. Finland. Written and directed by Aki Kaurismaki.
Saturday, April 9, 5:30; Saturday, April 16, 2:00. T2

La Petite Marchande d'allumettes. (The Little Match Girl). 1928. France. Directed by Jean Renoir.
Match Girl. 1966. USA. Directed by Andrew Meyer (with the help of Andy Warhol).
Saturday, April 9, 8:00; Saturday, April 16, 4:00. T2

The Little Match Girl in Shorts Spanning a Century:
The Little Match Seller 1902. Britain. Directed by James Williamson. The Little Match-Seller's Christmas c. 1915. Great Britain(?). Director unknown.
Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelholzern (The Little Match Girl). 1928/29. Germany(?). Director unknown.
Matchi uri no shojo (The Little Match Girl). 1947. Japan. Directed by Arai Kazugoro.
Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelholzern (The Little Match Girl). 1953. Germany. Directed by Fritz Genschow.
Nyttårsnatt (New Year's Eve). 1993. Norway. Directed by Per Blom.
Sunday, April 10, 2:00; Monday, April 11, 6:00. T2

Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim (Resurrection of the Little Match Girl). 2002. Korea. Written and directed by Sun-Woo Jang.
Sunday, April 10, 5:00; Saturday, April 23, 2:00. T2

Read more about the film here.
Premiere 9 April - until 23 April 2005.

The picture above is from: "La Petite Marchande d'allumettes".