Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927)

6th Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment - Tribute: City Symphonies

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From Tuesday 16th to Friday 26th of June 2015
6th Silent Film Festival
 Tribute - CITY SYMPHONIES
with live musical accompaniment
Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas
in cooperation with STUDIO-Parallilo Kykloma, 
and its president, Christos Papadimitriou
at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

FREE ENTRANCE
Booking is necessary



Wednesday, 17th of June 2015, at 21:00
Fritz Lang
Metropolis (1927) (120)
with greek subtitles


Direction: Fritz Lang
Screenplay: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang
Music: Gottfried Huppertz
Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich,  Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos, Heinrich George, Hanns Leo Reich

The "Metropolis" takes place in a future urban dystopia. The surrounding is cold and industrial. The majestic city "Metropolis" is the pride of the modern world, with Joh Fredersen as a master. But this beautiful utopia doesn't move by itself. It is a well-lubricated mechanism that works 24-7 with the exhausting effort and toil of the workers. But this situation with the bourgeoisie enjoying life that is offerd to them by the effort of the workers, will soon be changed...

With the original music of the movie

*We would really like to thank NEW STAR and Mr Velissarios Kossyvakis for the permission to project the "Metropolis" movie 


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For the 6th year running, the Silent Film Festival, which is being organized by the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, becomes a meeting point of the history of the 7th art with the present. In the cinema hall of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, once again, Michael Cacoyannis’ love for the origins of the art he served with such passion and the artistic value of these silent masterpieces are met by hundreds of cinephile.

At this 6th Festival, from the 16th until the 26th of June 2015, the leading roles are taken by Cities and  Music! Entitled “CITY SYMPHONIES” and under the art direction of Alexandros Mouzas, the films take the audience to Berlin of 1927, Paris, New York and Tokyo accompanied and guided by musical compositions by 12 different artists.

This year, what’s more, a concert has been arranged with the Ergon Ensemble and the conductor, Miltos Logiadis, with the works of the following:
  • Hanns Eisler: “14 ways to describe Rain” which will accompany the screening of the film Regen (1931)
  • Giannis Kyriakidis (Piece request ERGON – 2013) which will accompany the screening of Erik Satie’s film Anémic Cinéma.
  • “Cinema: Entr’acte symphonique du ballet Relâche  pour le film de René Clair Entr’acte (in a new orchestration especially for the concert), which will accompany the screening of the film Etr’acte.
  • Alexandros Mouzas (piece request ERGON – 2013), which will accompany the screening of the film Un Chien Andalou.

And so we have it;  silent films from the 1920s and “CITY SYMPHONIES”, with 20 poetic and experimental films which are trying to capture the aura of each city in a rich and unique tribute.

In cooperation with the STUDIO – Parallilo Kykloma and Christos Papadimitriou.


Information
Tuesday 16th until Friday 26th of June 2015, daily at 21:00
6th Silent Film Festival
CITY SYMPHONIES
Accompanied by live music
Artistic Director: Alexandros Mouzas

The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Hall: Cinema
All of the screenings start at: 21:00
Free Entrance
Seats must be reserved: Tel: 210.34 18 579, Mon-Fri 11:00-14:00