- Sun 6 Aug 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- General $12
- Concession: Seniors, students, children (under 15) and community services card holders $10 (valid ID required)
- Booking essential
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated: G
In Lang's final silent drama epic, a tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.
Legendary filmmaker Lang spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite's vast (and highly theoretical) stores of gold (Oskar Fischinger designed the rocket ship special effects).
When the crew, helmed by Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus (both of whom had previously starred in Lang's Spione), finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls — where emotions run scattershot, and the new goal becomes survival.
A modern Daedalus tale which uncannily foretold Germany's wartime push into rocket-science, Frau im Mond is as much a warning-sign against human hubris as it is a hopeful depiction of mankind's potential.
English subtitles. DE, 1929, Black and White, 169 min., Rated G, Dir. Fritz Lang