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Pandora's Box

Die Büchse der Pandora

Screen goddess Louise Brooks burns up the screen as the self-destructive Lulu in G.W. Pabst’s most celebrated film

A complex reflection on the sexual pathology and social hedonism of Weimar Germany, Pabst and Brooks’ exciting and provocative partnership created one of silent cinema’s most enduring, liberating and strangely moving works, with critics and audiences still waxing lyrical about its smoky sensuality today.

David Thomson claimed it as “among the most erotic films ever made” and praised the “vivacious, fatal intimacy” of Louise Brooks’ magnetic performance.

  • DIRECTOR: G. W. Pabst
  • Duration: 136 mins
  • Country: Germany
  • Language: Silent
  • Date: 1929
  • Format: DCP, Black & White
  • Source: BFI
  • Rating: PG

Event starts
Wednesday 23 October, 2019
Event ends
Wednesday 23 October, 2019
Venue
The Capitol
Venue Address
113 Swanston St
Location

Melbourne ,

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