• Director

    G.W. Pabst

  • With

    Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Franz Lederer

  • Germany 1928. 135min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • English subtitles

Pabst’s startlingly modern adaptation of Wedekind’s Lulu plays follows the downward spiral of a vivacious showgirl, brought vibrantly to life by a live-wire Louise Brooks, wreaking casual havoc on all she encounters through the sheer power of charisma. Brooks’ irresistible charm and pathos made her a star, and anchored this sexually frank melodrama of lust, greed and violence.

Ruby McGuigan

With Peer Raben score.

With live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos (Saturday 25 May).