Diary of a Lost Girl
+ intro by film critic Pamela Hutchinson
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen
Iconic silent movie star Louise Brooks plays a woman who suffers at the hands of men, but refuses to be victim.
Dir GW Pabst
With Louise Brooks, Fritz Rasp, Valeska Gert
Louise Brooks gives a performance of radiant vitality and real depth as a young woman who suffers at the hands of a grotesque assortment of men, but refuses – despite everything – to be a victim. Pabst scathingly depicts the poverty and hypocrisy by which women’s lives are routinely destroyed. A heady cocktail of lurid eroticism, knockabout humour and genuine pathos.
Print and permission courtesy Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
With Javier Pérez de Azpeitia score (13 Jun), with live piano accompaniment (15 Jun).