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HippFest CommissionWe are delighted to welcome acclaimed German silent film composer Gnter Buchwald and Yorkshire Silent Film Festivals Jonny Best to perform the world premiere of their new joint accompaniment, co-commissioned by the Goethe Institut Glasgow and HippFest, written for piano (Best), violin (Buchwald) and percussion (Bockius).In the city of temptation, at the worlds most decadent cabaret, the most alluring of all the artistes is Parysia. Everyone worships at her feet including Andr, the fickle fianc of Parysias daughter Margaret, who has just returned from finishing school whose misplaced obsession has devastating consequences. One of the most lavish films of the era this British-German co-production is directed by German Expressionist pioneer E.A. Dupont (Piccadilly HippFest 2015, Varit HippFest 2016), features Werner Brandes' stylish, distinctively European cinematography and art direction by Oscar winner Alfred Junge.Dir. Ewald Andre Dupont | UK/Germany | 1928 | cert PG | bw, tinted toned | 2h 17m | English intertitles.With: Olga Tschechowa, Eve Gray, Jean BradinPerforming live: Gnter Buchwald (violin), Johnny Best (piano) Frank Bockius (percussion)Supported by the Goethe Institut
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