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Berlin. Symphony of a Great City

Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Großstadt, G, 1927, directed by Walther Ruttmann, 64 min, rated: unaudited

Berlin – a city that (almost) never sleeps, where opposing factions clash and revelry is more common than strolling. Almost a hundred years ago, Walther Ruttmann created this kaleidoscopic, rhythmically assembled portrait of ‘Babylon Berlin’. The camera movements and editing are turned into the film’s drifting protagonists.

Music: Edmund Meisel

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