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1st February, 2017

DER MÜDE TOD, Fritz Lang’s expressionist fable of life… and death, is coming to cinemas in the UK & Ireland!

Steve-Eureka

Before directing numerous genre defining masterpieces such as MetropolisM, and Spione, Fritz Lang was already defying cinematic conventions with Der müde Tod (literally, The Weary Death). 

A young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China.  

Rich in expressionist imagery and featuring innovative special effects work, Der müde Tod has often been overlooked amongst Lang’s early work, but has been hugely influential, with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buñuel citing it as a direct influence on their work. Now in 2017, in a new restoration by Anke Wilkening on behalf of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, this definitive presentation of Der müde Tod preserves the original German intertitles and simulates the historic colour tinting and toning of its initial release.  The film is accompanied by a newly-composed score by Cornelius Schwehr as a commissioned composition by ZDF / ARTE which was originally performed by the 70-member Berlin Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Frank Strobel, at Berlinale 2016.

Check out our New and Exclusively commissioned trailer here 

Der müde Tod will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 9 June 2017.

 

Full details of cinemas screening the film will be listed here, on this page, as and when the screenings are confirmed: 

 

London, Curzon Soho [Enthusiasm Screening], 4 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here

 

London, BFI Southbank, 9 June 2017 (14 days) Book Here 

London, Institute for Contemporary Arts (The ICA), 9 June 2017 Book Here 

London, Cine Lumiere, 9 June 2017 (5 days) Book Here 

Manchester, Home, 9 June 2017 (7 days) 

Edinburgh, Filmhouse, 9 June 2017 (4 days) Book Here 

Newcastle, Tyneside Cinema, 9 June 2017

Dublin, Irish Film Institute (IFI), 9 June 2017 (7 days) 

Belfast, Queen's Film Theatre (QFT), 9 June 2017 (6 days) Book Here 

London, Curzon Bloomsbury, 10 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

London, Barbican Cinema, 11 June 2017 (1 day)

Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), 12 June 2017 (4 days) Book Here 

Scarborough, Stephen Joseph Theatre, 12 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Sheffield, Showroom Cinema, 15 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Clevedon, Curzon Cinema & Arts, 18 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

 

London, Hackney Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Stratford East Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Greenwich Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Clapham Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Ritzy Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Central Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, East Dulwich Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

London, Crouch End Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here   

London, Gate Picturehouse Notting Hill, 19 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Bradford, Picturehouse at the National Media Museum, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Brighton, Dukes of Yorks Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Edinburgh, Cameo Cinema, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Norwich, Cinema City, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here 

Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day)  Book Here

York, York Picturehouse, 19 June 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

Dundee, DCA, 01 July 2017 (1 day) Book Here 

London, Regent Street Cinema, 16 July 2017 (1 day) 

Croydon, David Lean Cinema, 18 July 2017 (1 day)

Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre, 30 July & 1 Aug 2017 (2 days)

 

 

 

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