MetropolisPG

Directed by Fritz Lang | Germany | 1926 | 2h 30m | Starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp

In a futuristic city, a wealthy utopia exists above a bleak underworld where mistreated workers live. When a privileged young man discovers the grim scene below, he sets out to help the workers and befriends a rebellious teacher, putting him at odds with his authoritative father. With its stunning sets, iconic design and pioneering special effects, Fritz Lang’s prophetic sci-fi is one of the greatest and most influential films to emerge out of the era of silent cinema.

Reviews

‘Here is the starting-point of so much modern cinema.’
★★★★★
Anthony Quinn, The Independent

‘Building on earlier science fiction and endlessly influential on later works, Lang’s film is a mammoth marvel, fusing modernism and expressionism, art deco and Biblical spectacle’
★★★★★
Ben Walters, Time Out

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd April)

18:15

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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