Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Menschen am Sonntag

This night caught screening of Menschen am Sonntag, a 1929 German silent, as part of the Berlin & Beyond festival at the Castro. Slice-of-life story of 4 young Berliners out for a day of leisure. Sexual attractions & jealousies ensue. Reminiscent of the leisure sequences in Sunrise & The Crowd. Shot on the streets of Berlin & on Wannsee. Fresh, modern & youthful. Naturalistic in the way of a French New Wave movie. Live organ accompaniment was uninteresting.

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