UFA Film Nights - Digital
August 20-22, 2020
In midsummer, Culture@Bertelsmann will give center stage to the UFA Film Nights, a silent film festival that, given the circumstances, will take place exclusively online instead of with thousands of guests in the open air on Berlin’s Museum Island as is usually the case.
In August, three legendary silent films were presented as full-length livestreams. The opener was Fritz Lang’s technologically visionary 1929 masterpiece “Woman in the Moon” (“Frau im Mond”) accompanied by celebrity DJ Jeff Mills’ musical interpretation. The next day, the semi-documentary silent film “People on Sunday” (“Menschen am Sonntag”) by Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer and Billy Wilder (1929/1930) followed, accompanied by music provided by DJ Raphaël Marionneau. On the third evening, Lotte Reiniger’s “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” from 1926 was shown, the first full-length animated film in history, musically accompanied by the Ensemble Trioglyzerin.