Menschen am Sonntag
Menschen am Sonntag

Weimar Sundays

Season

Please note: this season finished in Oct 2019

2019 marks 100 years since the establishment of the Weimar Republic, an unstable and unsettling time in German history. A time set between the turmoil of both the First World War and the Second World War where economic uncertainty and collapse of authority brought about waves of revolutionary chaos that would end with the rise of the Nazis.

However, the era of the Weimar Republic also brought about the first key film movement in the history of cinema and the most influential film industry outside of America. The films which make up this special season of Weimar Sunday silent film screenings showcase some of the lesser known titles produced during the era but highlights the incredible visual diversity of the German industry at the time. From dystopian cities, Alpine adventures and depraved nightclubs Weimar Sundays has something for everyone.

This Sunday Brunch season is a collaboration between South West Silents, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Cube Cinema, Curzon Cinema and Arts and Watershed celebrating the films of the Weimar Republic as well as the ‘City and Silent Film’. These two seasons run through September, October and November 2019 as part of the Festival of the Future City 2019. Festival of the Future City has a day on Bauhaus on Tue 17 Oct.

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Previously in this season

Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

 Classified PG  Weimar Sundays
Der Kampf ums Matterhorn
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019
Film
An Alpine thriller combining depictions of historical events with a jealousy sub–plot about an English climber and his mountain guide wanting to be the first to climb the Matterhorn.

Abwege

 Classified 12A  Weimar Sundays
Abwege
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019
Film
A great realist of Weimar-era cinema, G.W. Pabst uses a marital crisis to paint a shimmering portrait of society.

Opium

 Classified PG  Weimar Sundays
Opium
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019
Film
An exotic and sensational tale of addiction and revenge made during the early censorship-free period, now hailed as a triumph of the cinematic medium.

Menschen am Sonntag

 Classified PG  Weimar Sundays
Menschen am Sonntag
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2019
Film
A magical blend of documentary and fiction takes us back to a glorious summer Sunday in late-1920s Berlin, where five young workers find themselves with freedoms undreamt of by their parents, with unforeseen consequences.