+ intro by writer Pamela Hutchinson
Lulu (the wonderful Louise Brooks) breaks hearts and causes chaos in this 1928 silent classic.
Dir. G W Pabst
With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Alice Roberts, Gustav Diesl
With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney
Pandora’s Box is a film ‘that bears repeated viewing and obsessive scrutiny’ (Bryony Dixon, ‘100 Silent Films’). Here is a good moment to re-view Pabst’s classic tale of the ammoral Lulu – played beautifully, in every sense, by Louise Brooks – on the occasion of Pamela Hutchinson’s new BFI Classic which challenges assumptions made about the film and its star by previous generations. Introduced by the author.