2nd Silent Film Festival - Tribute to European Cinema
The 2nd Silent Film Festival of Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens,Greece 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.
Don't miss the experience of Silent Film Festival in Athens, Greece.
ENTRANCE FREE OF CHARGE FOR ALL THE SCREENINGS