UFA Film Nights
Silent film classics with live musical accompaniment are the recipe for success behind the UFA Film Nights, to which Bertelsmann and UFA regularly treat audiences in Berlin. The format has since gone on to other metropolises as well, including Brussels, Paris, Madrid and New York. In 2020, the UFA Film Nights took place digitally for the first time; starting in 2021, they can be enjoyed both on Berlin's Museum Island and online as live streams.
Press Release | Berlin, 08/24/2022
UFA Film Nights 2022 Transport Audiences to the Mountains of South Tyrol
Press Release | Berlin, 06/30/2022
Destiny and Chastity at the UFA Film Nights – Live on Berlin’s Museum Island
Press Release | Berlin, 08/26/2021
UFA Film Nights Delight Live, Open-Air Audience on Berlin’s Museum Island
Around 300 guests attended an exclusive reception hosted on the rooftop terrace of Bertelsmann Unter den Linden 1 in Berlin just before the start of the UFA Film Nights 2022. After sundown, everyone walked together to nearby Museum Island to watch the digitally restored opening film “Mountain of Destiny” (1924) by Arnold Fanck, accompanied by live music performed by the Metropolis Orchester Berlin. Roughly a thousand silent film buffs enjoyed the first mountain film in the history of cinema in an open-air setting in the Kolonnadenhof (Colonnade Courtyard).
From August 24 to 26, 2022, Bertelsmann and UFA will again present masterpieces of Weimar cinema on three evenings in open-air screenings, set against a spectacular backdrop and accompanied by live music. This year’s features: “Der Berg des Schicksals” (Mountain of Destiny) from 1924 starring Luis Trenker, Fritz Lang’s monumental “Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler I” (Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler I, 1921/22) and the turbulent 1926 silent classic “Die keusche Susanne” (Chaste Susanne) starring Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch and Ruth Weyher. The images shown here can be requested for editorial purposes from the contact (see contact details on the right) or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. (© each as indicated in the title)