One of the greatest films of the silent era, G.W. Pabst’s classic is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary lead performance from its iconic star: Louise Brooks.
This powerful melodrama follows the rise and fall of Lulu (Brooks), a spirited but innocent showgirl whose sheer sexual magnetism wreaks havoc on the lives of men and women alike. The film was controversial in its day and then underappreciated for decades. Today Pandora’s Box stands as a remarkably modern movie, and few stars of any era dazzle as bright as Louise Brooks! The Hippodrome is proud to screen the definitive Munich Film Museum 1997 restoration with two choices of presentation: with recorded orchestral score by German composer Peer Raben (who regularly worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder) (Sat 23 June), and alternatively, with live semi-improvised piano (Jane Gardner) and violin (Roddy Long).
This screening kicks off the Hippodrome’s 2018 Taste of Silents – a short season introducing the rich and immersive world of silent film with live music – for anyone who loves movies and music.
Sat 23 14:30 (recorded score) Tickets: £7/£5.40
Sun 24 19:00 (live piano & violin) Tickets: £13.50/£11
Germany 1929 | Dir. G.W. Pabst | With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer | 2h 16m | Silent (German inter-titles with English translation)