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7 May 2017 16:00

Such is Life + live musical accompaniment by Miloš Orson Štědroň

This beautiful digitally restored version of Such is Life represents the pinnacle of European silent era filmmaking. Director Carl Junghans captures the tragic tale of an aging laundress whose profligate husband, a brutal alcoholic, takes advantage of her labours. Bold editing, reminiscent of a Soviet cinematic aesthetic, creates its own emotive and symbolic rhythm, advancing the movie’s social aspects - the wrath of marital bickering, frantic dancing on a pub table, and the burden of destiny.

Czechoslovakia 1930,  Dir Carl Junghans 71 min 

With live musical accompaniment by Miloš Orson Štědroň, leading Czech composer, pianist and playwright. Štědroň specialises in theatre music and as a pianist and an improviser he is known for innovative music accompaniments to silent movies. Winner of 2014 Theatre Critics Awards for his play Velvet Havel (Best Play, Best Music, Best Adaptation, Best Male and Female Actor)and the 2012 Alfred Radok Award for Best Music for The Gocar Theatre.

Admission: £12.50 / £11.50
Online booking

In partnership with Barbican and National Film Archive Prague. Supported by TECHO.

Miloš Orson Štědroň






Barbican Centre, Cinema 1, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS


7 May 2017 16:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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