Berlin, die Sinfonie der Großstadt / Berlin: Symphony of the Big City
Production: GER 1927
A silent movie from 1927. This film has been unanimously proclaimed to exemplify the expression of an new reality – a trend in art, aiming to explore true life. The creator of this production himself became a leading representative of the German avant-garde. “Berlin: Symphony of the Big City” is a vivid and furiously edited story about a past epoch, its customs and sensations. An interesting aspect of the film – quite innovative in those times – is the use of scenes of everyday life in Berlin secretly observed and shot. Numerous formal references to expressionism and avant-garde trends of the time can be discovered in this picture.