Berlin, Symphony of a City

Berlin, Symphony of a City (U)

Film screening

Festival of the Future City/
Fri 13 October 2017

Berlin, Symphony of a City (U)

Film screening

Berlin, Symphony of a City
Fri 13 October 2017,

Walter Ruttmann’s definitive ‘city symphony’ is a lyrical dawn to dusk portrait of 1920s Berlin during the Weimar Republic. This timeless love letter is a visual feast for all who want to voyage into a city now lost.  Divided into five ‘movements’, the symphony begins at dawn and ends at midnight, showing Berliners hard at work by day and enjoying the city’s boisterous nightlife. Ruttmann uses montage and beguiling abstract images to capture the pulse and mood of the city in 1927. Capped with Karl Freund’s exquisite camerawork, the film creates moments of screen poetry that have seldom been equalled.

This event is produced by South West Silents, an organisation which aims to celebrate the history of cinema and share their passion for silent film with the wider cinema-going audience by producing eye-opening silent film events not only in the South West of England but across the UK.

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