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Destiny. NFM Organ Cinema
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall

Destiny, dir. Fritz Lang (1921)  – a silent film show with music improvised live

Film provided by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung



Michał Kocot – organ

105 min
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
from 25 to 55 zł

Destiny directed by Fritz Lang is the last of the films presented as part of the NFM Organ Cinema series. This time, the show of the silent film belonging to the classics of cinematography of the 1920s will be enriched by organ improvisations by Michał Kocot.

Destiny, released in 1921, is a lesser-known work of Lang, the leading film director of German expressionism. It was based on a screenplay by the director and his wife-to-be, the writer Thea von Harbou. The film in three acts tells the story of a woman who wants to save her beloved from death. The common denominator of episodes is one thought: nothing can save living beings from their final destiny. The protagonist does not want to come to terms with the passing of her beloved, so she goes to the realm of death to ask for his salvation. Death, played by Bernard Goetzke, gives the girl an ultimatum: if she manages to save at least one of three human lives, the sentence will be lifted. The plot branches into several threads, and their action takes place in the Arab world, Venice and China.

The intriguing story highlights both elements of romance and inspirations from Gothic literature, especially horror novels. The film is still considered a masterpiece and is appreciated by the great filmmakers. Destiny was the favourite film of Alfred Hitchcock, and Ingmar Bergman drew inspiration from it too, as can be seen perfectly in The Seventh Seal.

Marcin Szelest's Organ Recital
NFM Organ Series
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall

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