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Sun 30.10.

  • Director

    Richard Eichberg

  • Germany / 1916
    67 min. / DCP / German intertitles and English subtitles

  • with

    Ellen Richter, Walter Wolff, Lu Synd, Louis Neher

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Live Music: Anna Vavilkina (piano), Constanze Lobodzinski (flute)

Ellen Richter as femme fatale. Unlike in the 1920s, Ellen Richter played bad girls in the beginning of her film career. In LEBEN UM LEBEN (Life Upon Life) she appears friendly and charming on the outside, but is actually driven by greed and a desire for revenge. In her attempt to ruin the owner of a bank, she seeks the assistance of a murderer. LEBEN UM LEBEN is Ellen Richter's earliest surviving film, which now shines again in this wonderful tinted restoration. (Philipp Stiasny/Oliver Hanley)

Live music:

The piano rumbles in the bass register like a grizzly bear, while the flute chirps like a sopranino blackbird. It is the contrasts that make the musical interpretations of pianist Anna Vavilkina and flutist Constanze Lobodzinski so edgy and attractive. When this Berlin-based duo plays, however, the flute can also rumble and the piano can chirp. The musicians virtuously blend different tones and moods to create new soundscapes.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media