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Resounding Silents presents...

Faust (1926)

vintage silent movie, contemporary live score

F W Murnau (Germany) 117m

Sun 1 September // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/5

Murnau is one of early cinema's true masters and his expressionist version of Geothe's cautionary tale is a masterpiece. The director was so obsessed with capturing the horrors of Mephistopholes that his cast regularly fainted from fumes or collapsed from exhaustion on set. Though the mid-section contains a romantic diversion from the original text the true power of the film lies in it's atmospheric build up and it's devastating climax.