Screening with live piano accompaniment
This autumn the ACF London presents a special Cine Concert series in cooperation with the Ciné Lumière. Together we will screen Fritz Lang's series Dr Mabuse based on Norber Jacques' novels.
The first film in the series is titled Dr Mabuse der Spieler or The Great Gambler. The closest English translation of “der Spieler” would be the gambler, however in the German language it can also mean “the puppeteer” or “the performer” and all those words describe the titular character very well. He is the ultimate master of disguise and manipulation who seeks to build “a society of crime”. He is the the true mould of many bogeymen to come and his character’s qualities echo through cinema-, political history and the film feels shockingly relevant to the day.
Germany, 1922, 154min, silent with live piano, directed by Fritz Lang
Like at its original release in 1922 the film will be presented in two parts:
PART 1 - THE GREAT GAMBLER: A PICTURE OF THE TIME (Der große Spieler: Ein Bild der Zeit) - Sunday 19th November 2023 1pm
PART 2 - INFERNO: A GAME FOR THE PEOPLE OF OUR AGE (Inferno: Ein Spiel von Menschen unserer Zeit) - Sunday 26th November 2023 1.30pm
Following the two CineConcerts at the Ciné Lumière another two sound films in the series will be screened at the ACF London:
THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE on Wednesday 6th of December 2023 7pm
THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE on Wednesday 13th December 2023 7pm