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VARIETY + LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
21st January 2018 @ 16:00 - 18:00
BARBICAN presents: VARIETY + live musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne and Martin Pyne.
A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E A Dupont’s Varieté (aka Jealousy) is an audacious melodrama, filmed in the legendary Berlin Wintergarten Theatre.
Starring two of the eras biggest stars, Emil Jannings and Lya De Putti, the film immerses you in a world of acrobats, clowns, jugglers, dancing girls and barkers of the period. The trapeze sequences are visually stunning and demand to be experienced on a big screen.
The screening features a live musical accompaniment by acclaimed musicians Stephen Horne and Martin Pyne, who perform Horne’s original score for this classic of both the silent and circus genre.