Sonnenstrahl (Ray of Sunshine)

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Sonnenstrahl (Ray of Sunshine) – Interwar Films

  • Tue 9 Jun 2015
  • 7:00PM
Imported 2150
Imported 2150

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ


T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300


The ACF London’s Cineclub series presents a selection of films from the interwar period to coincide with the Swept Away Festival at King’s Place, London (19 –21 June 2015). The four films screened at the ACF London include Sonnenstrahl, Sunrise: A Song of two Humans, Menschen am Sonntag and Dracula. The films capture the mood of these turbulent years and illustrate the change in cinematic language from silent films to the rise of the talkie. Film historians Brigitte Mayr and Michael Omasta will introduce and discuss the selection of films.

Hans (Gustav Fröhlich), recently made redundant, trudges to the Danube to commit suicide. When a young woman (Anabella) throws herself in, he rescues her and they begin their long and erratic love story. Writer-director-epidemiologist-archaeologist Paul Fejos offers us a view of life during the epoch of ‘Red Vienna’.

Austria 1933, 87 mins, directed by Paul Fejos