Mon, 13 Mar|
Assembly Rooms, Ludlow
Foolish Wives (1922): South West Silents
Time & Location
13 Mar 2023, 19:30
Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Ludlow SY8 1AZ, UK
About the Event
One of the great visionaries of the silent era, Erich von Stroheim, wrote, directed and starred in this extravagant erotic melodrama about a predatory Russian count, out to make a killing in Monte Carlo. A trio of Russian con artists, the monocled von Stroheim (‘the man you love to hate’) as Count Karazmin and his two female ‘cousins’ take a luxurious villa above Monte Carlo to defraud wealthy women in the playground of European post-war decadence. This was Hollywood’s first million-dollar movie, originally planned as a six-hour epic, and the opulent sets – with the California coast standing in for Monaco – glow in this glorious new restoration.
Brand new restoration by MoMA and San Francisco Silent Film Festival with live accompaniment by Meg Morley.