Silent Cinema, Cult

BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017

STRANDS 62 book online at bfi.org.uk SUN 19 NOV 15:00 NFT1 TUE 17 OCT FRI 20 OCT 20:30 NFT3 20:50 NFT3 THU 16 NOV TUE 28 NOV 20:40 NFT2 20:40 NFT2 Pandora’s Box + intro by writer Pamela Hutchinson Germany 1928. Dir. G W Pabst. With Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Alice Roberts, Gustav Diesl. c133min. 35mm. PG. With live piano accompaniment Pandora’s Box is a film ‘that bears in every sense, by Louise Brooks – on repeated viewing and obsessive the occasion of Pamela Hutchinson’s scrutiny’ (Bryony Dixon, ‘100 Silent new BFI Classic which challenges Films’). Here is a good moment to assumptions made about the film re-view Pabst’s classic tale of the and its star by previous generations. ammoral Lulu – played beautifully, Introduced by the author. Who Can Kill a Child? (aka Death is Child’s Play) ¿Quién puede matar a un niño? Spain 1976. Dir Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. With Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo, María Luisa Arias. 112min. 35mm. EST. 18 The second (and regrettably final) film from Narciso Ibáñez Serrador sees a pair of English tourists arrive on a seemingly idyllic Spanish island, only to find it overrun by homicidal children. Despite the attentiongrabbing title, Serrador prioritises slow-burn atmosphere over easy scares, infusing his sun-drenched tale of killer kiddies with an inescapable sense of melancholy and dark foreboding. CULT The mind-altering and unclassifiable SILENT CINEMA The best international restorations The House That Screamed La residencia Spain 1970. Dir Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. With Lilli Palmer, Cristina Galbó, John Moulder-Brown, Mary Maude. 94min. Digital. EST. 18 In 19th-century France, strict headmistress Señora Fourneau (a riotous Lilli Palmer) runs her boarding school for troubled girls with an iron fist, but the students have a nasty habit of going missing. Euro-exploitation at its most sophisticated, Serrador’s arresting debut comes dripping in gothic elegance and Oedipal excess, clearly laying the foundations for Dario Argento’s Suspiria a decade later. See p25 for our Halloween double-bill INTRO


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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