Classics, Special Screenings
Many paths lead into the demi-monde of Café Elektric, but only a few lead out again. It is one of those places where all kinds of shadowy lives converge, as the rich go slumming – and the poor sell their bodies.
Although framed as a moral tale, Gustav Ucicky’s atmospheric film offers an accurate and unsentimental portrayal of the Vienna of the inter-war years. For good reasons, it paved the way for the careers of Marlene Dietrich and Willi Forst, who can both be seen here in their first leading roles.
With live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney
Sun 10 April 4.30pm
In partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum
Get cheap film tickets with the 25 and Under Scheme at Ciné Lumière
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