METROPOLIS: A Science Fiction Masterpiece

METROPOLIS by Fritz Lang (Germany, 1927) is one of the most iconic works from the Silent Film era. Director Fritz Lang set new standards in the field of film architecture, visual effects and cinematic narrative. The film had a turbulent history: drastically shortened, the original version of the film was long considered lost. But in 2008, after decades of searching for the lost parts, the „miracle“ happened: A 16mm copy of the original 1927 version was unearthed in a Buenos Aires film archive. Since then, the film has been restored and made available in its entirety.

Metropolis is a masterpiece of the science fiction genre. The theme of different classes and artificial intelligence is as present today as it was in 1927. The acting and the scenery are breathtaking.

I am delighted to be able to accompany this great Silent Film live at the „Zürcher Orgeltage“ and (twice) at the St. Galler Stummfilmkonzerte.

Zürcher Orgeltage (Zurich): Saturday, January 13, 2024. 7:00 pm. Church of St. Jakob am Stauffacher, Zurich. Website

St. Galler Stummfilmkonzerte: Thursday, January 18, 2024, and Friday, January 19, 2024, both at 19:00. Parish hall St. Georgen, St. Gallen. Website