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Dir. Paul Leni/Leopold Jessner, 1921, 43 min., s/w, Engl. intertiles
A young maid’s fiancée fails to return from a day’s labor. In an attempt to comfort her, the crippled mail man sends her love letters under the fiancées name. When the young bride finds it out, she is deeply touched and falls in love with him.
On the day of their engagement, the former fiancée returns.
With live piano accompaniment by Michael Mortilla
Berlin - Symphony of a great city (Die Sinfonie einer Grossstadt)
Dir. Walter Ruttman, 1929, 62 min. b/w, musical soundtrack
At once an invaluable record of life in Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema’s ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, the film offers a kaleidoscopic view of a single day in the bustling metropolis.
|The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles celebrates 40 years of Berlin – L.A. Sister-City Relations with this year-long program spanning from rarely seen silents to East- and West- German filmproductions to the cutting-edge films of the last Berlin Filmfestival. |
STARRING BERLIN presents key films, not only in a film-historic, but also film-aesthetic context.
Thrillers (M, Angels of Iron), comedies (One ,Two, Three, Run Lola Run), dramas (The Last Laugh, The Downfall) and the occasional documentary (Look at this city) make for a challenging, highly informative and entertaining year of films.
STARRING BERLIN invites the viewer to experience 100 years in the life of Berlin as seen in its films.
The first segment (January through April) covers the periods of post-World War I and Weimar Germany and ends with the first post-World War II film and German anti-war classic Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers are among us).
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2018748.htm
Added by kiracle on January 25, 2007