The 2nd Fashion in Film Festival kicks off tomorrow in London, spreading itself across the BFI Southbank, ICA, Ciné Lumière and Tate Modern.
The scope is large and imaginative. Below are some highlights for me (from the online catalogue), though there is a lot of more recent titles which also look very interesting including a remake of The Red Shoes from South Korea.
Note in particular the illustrated lecture by the brilliant academic writer Tom Gunning and the UK Premiere of a Czech silent, The Kidnapping of Fux Banker (1923). It also includes one of my particular favourites, Leave Her to Heaven (1945) starring the exquisite Gene Tierney. It’s also great to see silents make such a prominent appearance.
|Silent Film’s Thieves, Jewel Robberies and Cases of the Lost Glove
Introduced by Christel Tsilibaris.
Sunday 18 May, 17.00, Ciné lumière
A Man With White Gloves (L’homme aux gants blancs)
The Gentleman Thief (aka Max Leads Them a Novel Chase ; Le voleur mondain)
Nick Winter and the Case of the Famous Hotel (Nick Winter et l’affaire du Célébric Hôtel )
The Pearl (La Perle)
|The Kidnapping of Fux Banker (Únos bankére Fuxe)
Czech Republic 1923. Dir Karl Anton.
With Anny Ondra, Karel Lamac. 75 min. 35mm.
New musical accompaniment by DJ Charles Kriel and “funny face”.
Introduced by Marketa Uhlirova.
Sunday 25 May, 18.20, BFI Southbank NFT1
UK 1925. Dir Graham Cutts.
With Ivor Novello, Isabel Jeans. 80min. 35mm.
Saturday 24 May 17:45, BFI Southbank NFT1
|Asphalt (Der Polizeiwachtmeister und die Diamantenelse)
Germany 1929. Dir Joe May.
With Betty Amann, Gustav Fröhlich. 94 min. 35mm.
With live piano accompaniment.
Sunday 25 May, 15.30, BFI Southbank NFT1
|Desire OASIS Gala screening
USA 1936. Dir Frank Borzage.
With Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper. 89 min. 35mm.
Saturday 17 May, 20:30, Ciné lumière
|The Lodger : A Story of the London Fog
UK 1927. Dir Alfred Hitchcock.
With Ivor Novello, June. 98 min. 35mm.
Introduced by Alice Rawsthorn.
With live musical accompaniment.
Tuesday 13 May, 18.30, BFI Southbank NFT1
|Leave Her to Heaven
USA 1945. Dir John M. Stahl.
With Gene Tierney. 105 min. 35mm.
Monday 19 May, 18.20, BFI Southbank NFT2