South West Silents present
Dir: EA Dupont, 1925, Germany, 95 mins
Fri 23 October 2015 // 20:00
Tickets: £8 advance, £10 on the door
Flying high above the crowds at the Berlin Wintergarten, Varieté is an exciting tale of love and jealousy played out on the high wires of the trapeze. A dazzling but forgotten classic of German silent cinema, this adaptation of a pulpy novel manages to be thrilling and erotic, an expressionistic window onto the excesses of the Weimar Republic. A touch of Cabaret set at vertiginous heights.
South West Silents is proud to present a brand new restoration of Varieté from the FW Murnau Foundation, taken from original nitrates, this edition finally does justice to one of Alfred Hitchcock’s top ten favourite silent films.
We are also glad to welcome multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne to the Cube to provide a live improvised accompaniment to this wonderful film. "Stephen Horne displays dazzling virtuosity in his accompaniment for a variety of films... creating orchestral effects with the piano soundboard and accompanying himself on flute and accordion!" Leonard Maltin – indiewire.com
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