Metropolis (Dir. Fritz Lange, 1927) (Screening format –DVD Jan ’05 version, 118 minutes) Made in Germany during the Weimar period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder (Gustav Frohlich), the wealthy son of the city’s ruler, and Maria (Brigitte Helm), a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. Filming took place in 1925 at a cost of approximately five million Reichmarks, making it the most expensive film ever released up to that point. It is regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction and is among the most influential films of all time. . Find out more at silentfilm.org Screening as part of the Green Man Festival. Live musical accompaniment by Dmytro Morykit. Brecon Beacons National Park Link
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