'The Last Laugh' screening with Babelsberg Orchestra
6 October 2017 - 7pm
| St John’s Smith Square, London
Murnau’s The Last Laugh is one of the most important films of the Weimar Republic
F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh ('Der letzte Mann', 1924) is coming to the big screen in London to mark the 100th anniversary of the UFA (Universum Film-Aktien Gesellschaft). The silent film will be accompanied live by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.
One of the most important films of the Weimar Republic, The Last Laugh follows a proud hotel doorman (Emil Jannings), whose character is devastated when his manager demotes him to washroom attendant due to his advanced years. Using a new camera technology, the 'unchained camera' introduced by famous UFA-cinematographer Karl Freund, it is an outstanding piece of cinema history.
Founded in 1918 by the UFA-Studios in Potsdam-Babelsberg, the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg was Germany’s first professional film orchestra. To this day, it is internationally successful in live accompaniment of silent film screenings.
The event is organised by the Land Brandenburg on the occasion of the Day of German Unity.
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