We are delighted to welcome acclaimed German silent film composer Günter Buchwald and Yorkshire Silent Film Festival’s Jonny Best to perform the world premiere of their new joint accompaniment, co-commissioned by the Goethe Institut Glasgow and HippFest, written for piano (Best), violin (Buchwald) and percussion (Bockius).
In the “city of temptation”, at the world’s most decadent cabaret, the most alluring of all the artistes is Parysia. Everyone worships at her feet… including André, the fickle fiancé of Parysia’s daughter Margaret, who has just returned from finishing school whose misplaced obsession has devastating consequences.
One of the most lavish films of the era this British-German co-production is directed by German Expressionist pioneer E.A. Dupont (Piccadilly HippFest 2015, Variété HippFest 2016), features Werner Brandes' stylish, distinctively European cinematography and art direction by Oscar winner Alfred Junge.
Dir. Ewald Andre Dupont | UK/Germany | 1928 | cert PG | b&w, tinted & toned | 2h 17m | English intertitles.
With: Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray, Jean Bradin
Performing live: Günter Buchwald, Johnny Best and Frank Bockius
Supported by the Goethe Institut