Der letzte Mann (F.W. Murnau, 1924)
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UFA FILM NIGHTS: We Only Deal In Masterpieces

Like every year, BOZAR is inviting you to come along to three film-concerts as part of the prestigious UFA FILM NIGHTS, named after one of the most important German production companies of the interwar years.

We have this production company to thank for numerous masterpieces from the golden age of silent cinema and beyond.

The UFA FILM NIGHTS don’t just give you the chance to see high-tech screenings of movies that have marked the history of cinema, they also give you the opportunity to go beyond the restrictive framework of the traditional soundtrack to feel the expressive power of the music thanks to a live musical accompaniment performed by artists and ensembles of international repute. That's the magic of the film-concert that no technological artifice can equal and the reason why there’s nothing like the experience of watching a film whilst listening to the original soundtrack performed live.

The programme features three classics from the 1920s: Der letzte Mann by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Paris qui dort by René Clair and Our Hospitality by Buster Keaton. In the course of the evening, the German, French and American films will each be shown with an original musical accompaniment. The Franco-Swiss composer Karol Beffa has written a score specially for the Brussels Philharmonic and the organ of the Centre for Fine Arts for the screening of Murnau's film, music by DJ Jeff Mills accompanies Clair's film, while Trio Grande and their guests will perform their soundtrack to Keaton's masterpiece.

 
Der letzte Mann by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Der letzte Mann (F.W. Murnau, 1924) - Opening scene

The doorman of the Grand Atlantic Hotel is an important man, respected by all. One day the management of the luxurious establishment decides he is too old for the position and give him the job of cleaning the toilets. He has to put up with the taunts of his friends, neighbours and society as a whole.

 

Paris qui dort by René Clair
Paris qui dort (René Clair, 1925) - The Eiffel Tower

The doorman of the Grand Atlantic Hotel is an important man, respected by all. One day the management of the luxurious establishment decides he is too old for the position and give him the job of cleaning the toilets. He has to put up with the taunts of his friends, neighbours and society as a whole.

 

Our Hospitality by Buster Keaton
Our Hospitality (1923) - Slapstick clips -

Willie McKay finds himself mixed up in an old feud when he returns to the region he was born in and falls in love with Virginia, the daughter of the enemy clan: the Canfields. Her family will do anything they can to get rid of Willie, but without breaking the sacred laws of hospitality.