The Treasure (Der Schatz)

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Event description

HippFest Commission

We are delighted to welcome acclaimed German musician Alois Kott to perform the world premiere of his new score for this powerful morality play. An expressionistic and deeply symbolic tale about the corrupting power of greed and the first film by one of Germany’s greatest directors – G.W. Pabst.

A bell-founder lives with his wife and daughter in a solitary house with Svetelenz – a grotesque figure portrayed by Werner Krauss (famed for his role three years earlier as Dr Caligari). The trio are joined by young Arno and the two men soon become rivals… for the heart of Beate and for the unearthing of treasure supposedly buried for a hundred years. Thanks to stylish cinematography and production design the crushing interior of the house seems to have its own part to play in this darkly poetic fantasy.

Dir. Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Germany | 1923 | N/C U | German intertitles with English surtitles | 1h 19m + short

With: Albert Steinrück, Lucie Mannheim, Ilka Grüning, Werner Krauss

Performing live: Alois Kott

Screening material courtesy of Beta Film

Supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow

Note: if the event is shown as ‘sold out’ please contact the HippFest Box Office directly on 01324 506850 to enquire about ‘heritage seating’ availability or to be added to a waiting list.

If you like this try: Striving from the China Film Archive and our cuppa talk Lost Girls and Goddesses about GW Pabst and the glamorous women he cast in his films.


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01324 506850