La Fée aux choux (1896)

France, 1896
1m
black and white
silent

A French fantasy film directed by Alice Guy-Blaché using the name Alice Blaché. It is believed to be the first film by a woman director.

Plot Summary

A fairy delivers babies from cabbages.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Alice Blaché 1A pseudonym for Alice Guy-Blaché.
Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont
Produced by: Léon Gaumont
Written by: Alice Guy-Blaché
Director of Photography: Alice Guy-Blaché

Cast
Alice Guy-Blaché
Germaine Serand
Yvonne Serand (the cabbage fairy)

Alternative Titles

Blomkålsfe – Swedish title
The Cabbage Fairy
A Fada do Repolho
– Brazilian title
La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants

Extracts included in
Le jardin oublié: La vie et l’oeuvre d’Alice Guy-Blaché (1995)

References

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.136 – credits