Screening of the Austrian Expressionist film from 1924 by Hans Karl Breslauer, based on the book of the same title by Hugo Bettauer. The film is one of the few surviving Expressionist films from Austria and has therefore been well researched.
Newly written music by Olga Neuwirth
Performed live by KammarensembleN. Christian Karlsen, conductor.
Onsdag 22 January kl. 19:00 Konstakademien, Stockholm
Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City Without Jews) is a 1924 Austrian Expressionist film by Hans Karl Breslauer based on the book of the same title by Hugo Bettauer. The film is one of the few surviving Expressionist films from Austria and has therefore been well researched. The film was first shown on 25 July 1924 in Vienna.
In his novel, published in 1922, Hugo Bettauer succeeded in creating a relatively accurate allegorical vision of the near future, although the book was intended as entertainment and as a satirical response to the primitive antisemitism of the 1920s. It immediately became Bettauer's most popular work: it was translated into several languages, and sold over a quarter of a million copies. Shortly after the premiere of the film Hugo Bettauer was murdered by Otto Rothstock a former member of the Nazi Party who was lionized by the antisemitic Austrian masses and was released less than two years after having been committed to a psychiatric institution.
I samarbete med KammarensembleN och Konstakademien.
Tack till Musikverket, Kulturrådet, Stockgolms Stad och Region Stockholm.