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Das alte Gesetz

Ewald Dupont / DEUZE, 1923 / 135 min.

Silent film classic from the Weimar period with a cast including Henny Porten and Ernst Deutsch. The son of an orthodox rabbi leaves the shtetl to become a famous, worldly actor, and assimilates. With live music from Alicia Svigals (piano) and Donald Sosin (violin).

poster Das alte Gesetz (Ewald Dupont, DE 1923)

Galicia, circa 1850. Baruch, son of an orthodox rabbi, is curious about life outside of the shtetl. To his father’s great disappointment, he chooses a worldly existence and joins a travelling theatre group, leading to Baruch being excluded from the community.

Live music

Accompanied live by violinist Alicia Svigals, co-founder of The Klezmatics (an American Klezmer ensemble that has won many awards, including a Grammy) and pianist Donald Sosin: as well as a composer and actor, one of the most renowned silent film pianists currently working.

This screening has been made possible thanks to financial support from the American Sunrise Foundation.

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Persons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Ewald Dupont

Production year

1923

Country

DEUZE

Original title

Das alte Gesetz

Length

135 min.

Language

none, live music, German, English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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