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Metropolis (English intertitles)
Friday, August 2nd, 2024
at 18:00
Friday, August 2nd, 2024
at 18:00
Main screening room
August 2nd, 2024
150 min
Science fiction

Science fiction pushes the boundaries, explores the improbable, and envisions the future of humanity. It also exposes us to extravagant visual effects and the inventive power of cinema, reflecting our deepest fantasies. In cinema, science fiction is immersive, creating worlds suddenly within our reach. This summer, over one hundred films from the history of cinema will allow us to witness this!

Accompanied on the piano by Roman Zavada

Directed by
Fritz Lang
English intertitles
Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
150 min
Drama, sci-fi, silent

In an underground city, workers subjected to slavery revolt against their masters. A film of great visionary audacity describing the nightmare of modern life.


Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang was an Austro-Hungarian director who became a German national through marriage in 1919 and was naturalized as an American citizen in 1935. As the inventor of many innovative techniques that became industry standards and earned him the title of "Master of Darkness," he introduced an expressionist aesthetic to cinema as early as 1919, which set a trend and particularly inspired film noir. His work is characterized by recurring themes: revenge, the death drive that undermines both the individual and society, the manipulation of crowds by a superhuman figure, the struggle for power, man's violence against man, and freedom for evil. The theme of the double, an image of uncanny strangeness, is present in almost all of his films. Lang's most celebrated films include the groundbreaking futuristic science-fiction film Metropolis (1927) and the influential M (1931), a film noir precursor. His 1929 film Woman in the Moon showcased the use of a multi-stage rocket, and also pioneered the concept of a rocket launch pad and the rocket-launch countdown clock. The restored and reconstructed version of Metropolis has been classified in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register since 2001.


Ces robots qui nous côtoient

Le cinéma a grandement contribué à forger notre imaginaire des robots. Deux grands types se distinguent d’emblée : les androïdes d’apparence humaine et les créatures mécaniques aux formes plus rustiques. Les uns et les autres n’ont pas été employés de la même façon par les cinéastes, ni dans leur questionnement de la moralité humaine, ni pour les sentiments qu’ils éveillent auprès du public. À l’heure où l’intelligence artificielle est bien réelle, retour sur quelques classiques robots de cinéma.

About Metropolis
About Fritz Lang
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