Fritz Lang’s visually stunning sci-fi is a must-see on the big screen.
Dir Fritz Lang
With Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
With Gottfried Huppertz score (Tue 14 May)*
HG Wells called it ‘the silliest film,’ but Lang’s sci-fi epic is still astonishing: a dystopian vision of a grotesquely unequal society which threatens to implode – and a thrilling celebration of technology that also recognises its enslaving power. A visual marvel, this gargantuan attempt to outdo Hollywood was a financial disaster for Germany’s UFA studios, but its images now have iconic status.
*With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos on Monday 6 May 14:50.
Also available on BFI Player.