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Silent cinema

Pandora’s Box

+ intro by writer Pamela Hutchinson

Lulu (the wonderful Louise Brooks) breaks hearts and causes chaos in this 1928 silent classic.

Image from Pandora’s Box + intro by writer Pamela Hutchinson

Germany 1928
Dir. G W Pabst
With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Alice Roberts, Gustav Diesl
Certificate PG
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.


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