"How did the silent-era actress Louise Brooks...produce a performance of such arresting and unfussy modernity that it not only eclipsed her contemporaries but remains to this day unerringly relevant?" - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
"You forget that it's black and white. You forget that the internet has yet to happen... You forget that more than two hours have gone by. You forget because it's completely modern... 100 percent gripping and involving." - Deborah Ross, The Spectator
Opens March 22 | Sensationally modern and controversial when it was released nearly a century ago, PANDORA’S BOX—directed by master of German cinema G.W. Pabst—follows the rise and inevitable fall of the unbridled showgirl Lulu (the striking and eternally cool Louise Brooks, in arguably her best and most iconic performance), a young woman so beautiful that few can resist her hypnotic charms, and whose allure leads men to their demise. Hypnotic and erotic, PANDORA’S BOX is presented in this new, long-awaited 2K restoration from the best surviving 35mm elements at Haghefilm Conservation under the supervision of the Deutsche Kinemathek with the cooperation of George Eastman Museum, the Cinémathèque Française, Cineteca di Bologna, Národní filmový archiv, and Gosfilmofond. Features a recorded score by composer Peer Raben. Film Center exclusive.
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