Screening of IV. Weimarer Stummfilm-Retroperspektive
With LIVE-MUSIC by Robert Israel (Piano)
Three Scottish mercenaries manage to escape from the bloody battles in the court of King Johann III of Sweden. They reach Danish territory, where they commit a fatal robbery at a wealthy rectory. Only the daughter Elsalill survives. Later, she meets one of the thieves again and falls in love with him without realizing that he is one of her family’s murderers.
Swedish cinema led the world in 1920 and this film is still regarded as one of the most magnificent Swedish films of all time.
As a supporting feature you will see Charlie Chaplin in one of his very early comedies produced by Mack Sennett:
»HIS FAVORITE PASTIME«
USA 1914 | 12 mins | FORMAT DCP, black & white | DIRECTION George Nichols | WITH Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe »Fatty« Arbuckle
Sweden 1919 | 109 mins | FORMAT DCP, tinted | DIRECTOR Mauritz Stiller | SCREENPLAY Mauritz Stiller, Gustav Molander, based on the novel by Selma Lagerlöf | CAMERA J. Julius | WITH Richard Lund, Hjalmar Selander, Concordia Selander, Mary Johnson