One of the undisputed pinnacles of silent cinema, this lyrical masterpiece from the director of Nosferatu, and Faust, is a study of betrayal, love and reconciliation. Seduced by a vamp from the city, a man from a small fishing village plans to murder his wife during a boat trip to town. However, both reach their destination unscathed and there amid a dazzling panoply of urban attractions, the couple rediscover their love for each other. This restored masterpiece “one of the most enchanting and heart-rending experiences that cinema can offer”, and last shown to this Group in 2005, now incorporates the first restoration of the film’s wonderful original soundtrack.
21 Nov 2023
Arts Picturehouse Cambridge