Cinema

2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation |

Film selection: Michael Cacoyannis
In cooperation with STUDIO – Parallel Circuit,
and its President Christos Papadimitriou
as well as the laboratory
Film Scoring with professor supervisor Alexandros Mouzas

The writer Stathis Sklavounakos presents every film with a short comment

The 2nd Silent Film Festival of Michael Cacoyannis Foundation will soon be a fact with the collaboration with STUDIO – parallel circuit and its president Christos Papadimitriou. The Festival comes afresh at the Open Air Terrace, at the 3rd and top floor, where an authentic summer cinema is being set up with the audience’s entrance free of charge, in order to fulfill Michael Cacoyannis’, the President’s promise in the end of the previous, very successful tribute to American silent cinema, for European silent film screenings, which anyways include some of the “greatest” directors as well as movies of the global cinema of all times.

The films have been selected with special care by the director himself focusing on the undoubted aesthetics – artistic value as well as in regards to the best possible condition of the material that would be screened. Thereby he invites us to a fest where 16 films will be screened, filmed from 1917 to 1929, with their original soundtracks or in cases that do not exist with live music accompaniment by Greek artists, with Greek or English subtitles. Every film will be prefaced with a short comment by the writer of the popular book Vamps, Stathis Sklavounakos.

Among the films we will enjoy Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1925) with the legendary six-minute scene at the stairs of the Odessa city in which Eisenstein tutors rhythm, austerity, plasticity and preciosity techniques, the futuristic Metropolis – the monumental science fiction film (1927) by Fritz Lang, Faust (1926), probably the best film ever made by F. W. Murnau, the masterpiece of Swedish Silent Cinema The Outlaw and his wife by Victor Sjostrom (1918). The first example of German expressionism in cinema “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari – Robert Wiene (1919), the full of memorable images film The End of Saint Petersburg by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1927), the fanciful science fiction film Aelita – The revolt of the Robots by Yakov Protazanov (1924), the evoking film Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1924), the A. Hitchcock’s film The Manxman (1929) and many more.

A compilation from the origins of the cinema art in Europe, which Proust has characterized as “the literature novelty” which still amaze us.

Cinema

Thursday, 30 June 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927)
Cinema

Friday, 1 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Madame Du Barry by Ernst Lubitsch (1919)
Cinema

Saturday, 2 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene (1919) & The return to reason (1926) & The Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice (1929) by Man Ray
Cinema

Sunday, 3 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Mikhailovitch Eisenstein (1925)
Cinema

Monday, 4 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
The Manxman by Alfred Hitchcock
Cinema

Tuesday, 5 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
The End of St. Petersburg by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1927)
Cinema

Wednesday, 6 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
The Outlaw and his wife by Victor Sjostrom (1918)
Cinema

Thursday, 7 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Faust by F.W. Murnau (1926)
Cinema

Friday, 8 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Aelita: Queen of Mars – The revolt of the Robots by Yakov Protazanov (1924)
Cinema

Saturday, 9 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Mother by Vsevolod Pudovkin (1926)
Cinema

Sunday, 10 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1924)
Cinema

Monday, 11 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Happiness by Alexandre Medvekine (1934)
Cinema

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
The phantom carriage by Victor Sjostrom (1921)
Cinema

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
2nd Silent Film Festival – Tribute to European Cinema
Pandora`s Box (Lulu) by Georg Wilhelm Pabst (1929)

details: http://www.mcf.gr/en/whats_on/

From Thursday 30 June to Wednesday 13 July 2011
Time: 21:00
Information and bookings αt the Foundation’s Box Office (Piraeus 206, Tavros) and over phone 210 3418579 Mon-Fri 11:00 – 14:00

Hall: 3rd Floor – Open Air Terrace
Tickets:
ENTRANCE FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL THE SCREENINGS

Address: Piraeus 206, Tavros, Athens
Information +30 210-3418550

Leave a Reply

*

© 2009 LivinLovin. All rights reserved - Created by Top Creations TopCreations.