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PANDORA’S BOX + 3EPKANO

Director: G.W. PABST

130 minutes| Germany| 1929| Silent| Black and White| 35mm


LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY 3EPKANO

To celebrate the launch of their new album, Hans the Reluctant Wolf Juggler, the IFI is delighted to welcome back Dublin group 3epkano for a rare and very special performance accompanying a classic of early German cinema, G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box. Very few female stars shone brighter than Kansas City native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama. She plays the iconic Lulu, whose uninhibited nature eventually causes her downfall. Sensationally modern, the film is one of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’ dazzling individuality.

3epkano’s score was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and premiered at BAM’s Next Wave festival in 2007. The group specialises in producing original and innovative soundtracks for silent films. Past projects include Sunrise and Diary of a Lost Girl. Their last appearance at the IFI was accompanying Nosferatu in 2009. Tickets: €15. (Notes by Matthew Nolan).<

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