Silent Film With Musical Accompaniment


Germany 1921, 115 min., original version with German intertitles and English subtitles.

The historic hall at the Lübeck Coliseum becomes the backdrop for the screening of an extraordinary silent film. The 1921 film version clarifies the situation: Hamlet was a woman. The complex Shakespearean work about friendship, love, revenge, madness and murder thus gains a different perspective.

The film screening will be accompanied by live improvisation in the excellent acoustics of the festival hall with a specially installed surround system. The musical concept by Sarah Proske and Chiara Perneker was developed within the framework of the church music profile subject "Improvisation, Composition, New Media" at the University of Music Lübeck under the direction of Prof. Franz Danksagmüller. Students of the University of Music add another dimension to the tragedy of Hamlet with their music and create a versatile palette of rhythms, harmonies and sound effects in changing instrumentation: more conventional with string sound and piano or exotic with tam-tam and duduk, an Armenian wind instrument, connected by electronic processing to the point of sonic alienation. Stylistically and emotionally as changeable as the plot itself.

Thursday, 03.11., 7.30 p.m., Admission: 7 p.m.
Kolosseum Lübeck, Kronsforder Allee 25, 23560 Lübeck
Tickets 15€, reduced 12€
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The Girl in Tails

Sweden 1926, 103 min., original version with English subtitles.

Katja is the Cinderella of the family. While her brother Curry is able to buy one suit after another, Katja is left without an evening gown before the school graduation ball, which she herself has initiated together with her tutor and admirer Ludwig. In her distress, she helps herself to Curry's closet and borrows his tailcoat. In doing so, she causes a social scandal in the "big small town" of Wadköping. Director Karin Swanström humorously deals with subjects such as conformity and diversity, feminism and gender roles, tradition and innovation. For in this "summer light" film comedy, it is not only the young heroine who questions traditional gender roles. In addition to a single father, we find in Wadköping a single matriarch, ironically embodied by the director herself, and a women's flat-sharing community that manages entirely without male visitors.

The film screening will be accompanied live by Frederik Sturm, a musician from Hamburg and student of jazz composition in Lübeck, and Lina Gronemeyer, a musician from Lübeck who, after studying clarinet and jazz in Lübeck, is currently studying world music in Rotterdam. The two friends met through their love of improvisation.

Saturday, 05.11., 7.15 p.m.
Cinestar Stadthalle, Mühlenbrücke 11, 23552 Lübeck
Tickets 15€, reduced 12€
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