Sands Films Cinema: Don Quixote – 30 March 2021

Join Sand Films Cinema Club to explore more work by G. W. Pabst who made The Joyless Street (1925), The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Pandora’s Box (1928), Westfront 1918 (1930), Kameradschaft (which we saw last week and which is now available on their website) and The Threepenny Opera (both 1931).


G.W. Pabst: Don Quixote

Friday 26 March 2021 | 8pm | Free, donations welcome.

In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Germany’s chancellor in January. Four months later, Hitler’s chief propagandist, Josef Goebbles, orchestrated the mass book burning in Berlin and this is the context in which Don Quixote was made: a film about an old man stubborn and irascible; with a mind full of books—books about chivalry. Quixote is an anachronism, a dreamer in a world that claims “modernity”, an idealist, whose “madness” may be perfect sanity, only shifted in time to when it can no longer be accepted or even understood. The outstanding Russian-born star Feodor Chaliapin, gives a great performance.

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