Furious Women

La fureur de Mme. Plumette
R: Unknown. D: Ellen Lowe. P: Éclipse. Fr 1912
Print: EYE
Dutch titles

“Alice Guy – prolific filmmaker and subject of the recent documentary Be Natural [2018] – terrorizes the polis with her maternity cravings in Madame a des envies (1907), which include pickled herring, sweet lollipops, and potent absinthe. More than hungry, Madame Plumette is absolutely furious. La Fureur de Mme. Plumette (1912) opens with a sight gag about menstruation but unfolds as a hilarious celebration of unrepressed female anger. (…)”

Non! Tu ne sortiras pas sans moi!
R: Jean Durand. D: Ernest Bourbon, Gaston Modot. P: Gaumont. Fr 1911
Engl. subtitles

Cunégonde femme crampon
R: Unknown. D: Little Chrysia. P: Lux. Fr 1912
Print: EYE
Dutch titles
Engl. subtitles

“(…) Wives continue to play the roles of domestic tyrant in Non! Tu ne sortira pas sans moi! (1911) and Cunégonde femme-crampon (1912). Non! features a male actor in drag as the rebellious housewife. In contrast, Cunégonde flips the script by forbidding her husband to go out alone. Thanks to the brilliant archival sleuthing of Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, we now know that Cunégonde was played by Little Chrysia, who starred in about 24 episodes of this series from 1911-1913 and also worked as a traveling circus performer in the U.K. and France.”
Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak
Antti Alanen: Film Diary

Another Cunégonde:

Cunégonde est trop curieuse
R: Unknown. D: Little Chrysia. P: Lux. Fr 1912
Print: EYE
Dutch titles
Engl. subtitles